Please use the list below to help prepare your teams and facilities for fire season.
- Know at least two egress paths out of the building from your work stations
- Make sure exit doors, hallways and stairwells are not obstructed and free of trip hazards
- Know the location of the nearest fire extinguisher and that it is not blocked
- Have you been trained or are you familiar with the operation of a fire extinguisher?
- Make sure electrical outlets are not over burdened
- Electrical and fire panels should be clear of any obstruction by 36 inches on all sides
- All flammables and chemicals properly stored
- In case of evacuations, make sure to check with your supervisor once you have arrived in a safe meeting place or designated meeting area.
- Outdoors or Wildland:
- Obey all hot work permits
- Do not drive or park vehicles in tall grass
- Carry a shovel, water and fire extinguisher in your vehicle
- Check fire danger level and restrictions when working on the mountain
- Call 911 to report vegetation fire. Provide size and closest point of origin, and alert is any structures are threatened.
- Do not position yourself uphill or downhill of a fire
- Do not attempt to put out a fire larger than a garbage can
- ***ONLY IF TRAINED*** Attempt to extinguish fire if small or smoldering, using authorized fire suppression techniques.
- Finally, in case of emergency,
- Coordinate and deliver resources and manpower as requested by Fire Agency(s).
- Evacuate area as instructed in consultation with Incident Command.
- Account for all employees.
****Please review the wildland fire emergency response plan to understand your role and the roles of our incident command team in the case of an emergency. Link to ERP