October 29, 2017
When it comes to fire extinguishers, “make sure you know the types, sizes and maintenance requirements of your extinguishers, as well as the basics of extinguisher operation.”
If a fire does break out at work, employees will need to react quickly.
Take it seriously.
Treat every alarm as a real fire emergency – don’t assume it’s a drill.
Call the fire department.
“Never wait to investigate the situation before notifying the fire department,”. “Any delay will allow a fire to grow and further endanger the building occupants and property.”
Be ready with information.
When calling 997, employees should be able to accurately describe the situation and provide the address of the business, as well as the closest cross street. Ensure employees know not to hang up until the 911 dispatcher