Fire Awareness and Action Plan


 

FIRE AWARENESS

Please use the list below to help prepare your teams and facilities for fire season.

  • Indoors:
    • 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