Fire and Explosion

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QUICK RESPONSE 

IF FIRE IS IN YOUR AREA STAY CALM - DON'T SHOUT "FIRE"
USE THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE:

R. A. C. E.

R - RESCUE:

  • Immediate action may be needed to save a life. Move patients in immediate danger and close that door.
  • Yet, do not delay the alarm.

A - ALARM:

  • Alert help by pulling fire pull station.
  • Notify Emergency Dispatch of the exact fire location by, dialing 716-9111.
  • Let faculty and staff in the area know that there is a CODE RED.
  • Fire alarm pull stations are located at all exit areas and some nursing stations.

C - CONTAIN:

  • Close doors and windows, to prevent smoke spread and to cut off air supply to fire.

E - EVACUTE:

SMALL FIRE PROCEDURES  - Remember RACE

Bowman Gray Campus

    • Medical Center Security will respond to the scene to assist in building evacuation and to meet and assist the Winston Salem Fire Department.
    • Do not re-enter the building until advised by the Fire Department or Medical Center Security.

Chestnut Campus

    • Budd Security will respond to the scene to meet and assist the Fire Department.
    • Do not re-enter the building until advised by the Fire Department or Budd Security.

Friedberg Campus

    • Budd Security will respond to the scene to meet and assist the Fire Department.
    • Do not re-enter the building until advised by the Fire Department or Budd Security.

IF YOU ARE TRAPPED IN A BUILDING

    • If a window is available, place an article of clothing (shirt, coat, etc.) outside a window as a marker for rescue crews.
    • If there is no window, stay near the floor where the air will be less toxic. Shout at regular intervals to alert emergency crews of your location. Do not panic.
    • If the door is warm, do not open it. If smoke is entering through the cracks around the door, stuff something in the cracks to slow the flow.

 

For information concerning evacuation drills, fire alarms, and other emergency systems, please contact WFUHS Environmental Health and Safety: 716-9375 or David Sheehan, Fire & Life Safety Specialist @ 716-1223.

 

Last Updated: 12-04-2014
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