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  • Purpose of the EHS Manager and EHS Lead Contact

  • Review of fire safetyEmergency PreparednessEvent safety

  • Your DSL EHS Coordinator is Pat Coogan @ x4-6034 ([email protected])

    Your Lead Contact in the EHS Office is Craig Bryer @ x2-3270 ([email protected])

    Both may be contacted at: [email protected]

    For any EHS issue: [email protected]

    Anonymous calls may be made to EHS at x2-3477

  • 1. The average size fire that can be put out with an extinguisherAre you or your students expected to fight a trash can fire?

  • Most important get yourself out safelySweep area as you goNote location of smoke/fireCommunicate to emergency responders

  • Entire building will be notified via fire alarm system, PA, bull horn, etc.

    GRTs may be asked to convey information to students (Dean On Call will contact you)

    Facilities will turn off ventilation if necessary

    Housing will provide Water, Flashlights, and other necessities for a short-term situation

  • Stay low to floor where the air is cooler & cleanerGo to a smoke free room with a windowTry to minimize smoke infiltrationIdentify your location on windowDial 100 or 617-253-1212Put number in phone as Z police

    As a reminder:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9drkrUcd_0

  • Cooking safely is one of the best ways you can prevent dorm fires and alarmshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyrbiU0sB4s&feature=related

  • Keep paper/ plastic (bags, boxes, packaging, etc.) away from the stove top burners, toaster ovens, coffee makers & other cooking appliances.

    Do not wear loosing fitting clothing, like nightgowns and bathrobes, because your sleeve could easily catch on fire.

    Every year there are more than 90K cooking fires. This is the #1 cause of home fires.

    The majority of these fires were caused by leaving food cooking unattended!

    Microwaves, hot plates, coffee makers, and other cooking appliances are only allowed in kitchen areas, NOT in bedrooms

  • TOASTER OVENS: clean crumb trays and racks.Charred crumbs will ignite as will burnt cheese.

    MICROWAVE OVENS: keep an eye on microwave popcornBy the time you smell burned popcorn, the popcorn is already charred from the inside out

    STOVE TOPS: do not heat a pan before adding oil; also, do not leave heated butter or oil unattended once heatedOlive oil coconut oil vegetable oil when it comes to smoke points

  • Electrical hazards are the cause of numerous fires every year.ExamplesOverloading circuitsUse of unapproved electrical devicesDamaged or worn wiringExtension cordsMulti-plug stripsDaisy chains


  • Sprinklers and smoke detectors that are tampered with WILL set off main fire alarmsA covered smoke detector WILL NOT function correctly!Horseplay in the halls can also set off sprinklers (ex.-a ball hitting the sprinkler head)

    A fire alarm should NEVER be ignored!Make sure you, and your students, are familiar with how to evacuate or assist with anyone with mobility concerns

    How fast does a room fire travel?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ult6Biaf7oM

  • Review Emergency Preparedness Plan for your building Meet with your residents Review the evacuation map posted near the elevator or stairway doorFollow at least two of the evacuation routes and go to the meeting areas Plan how you would help students to evacuate or shelter-in-place Practice stop, drop and rollCheck out Igot2kno.org

  • Igot2kno.org is specifically for college studentsFeatures info on staying safe, the correct way to evacuate, and stories from fire survivorsPLEASE go through the main video with the students and as a group take the quiz!!

  • The Campus Right to Know Fire Regulations state that MIT will now have to post information about fires and submit a report to the Dept of Higher Ed

    Applies to dorms AND FSILGs

  • If you do witness something that makes you scared or uncomfortable, dont hesitate to call MIT Police

    If youre expecting company, remember to check and make sure its who you are expecting

    If the fire alarm goes off, DONT ignore it!Same goes for a CO alarm

  • Have a go bag ready in case you need to leave the dorm (extra clothes, ID, meds, other necessary items)

  • is the name for the notification system that sends out information in a campus wide emergency

    To sign up, visit http://web.mit.edu/mit-emergency/mitalert/And follow the directions given

  • Go to www.emergency.mit.net for information and updates

  • http://web.mit.edu/mit-emergency/personal/govt-resources.htmlLocal, State, and Federal links to resources

  • Applies to REX, CPW or other dorm run event.A safety plan should be filled out and submitted to Pat Coogan and Craig Bryer

    The plan is reviewed and if there are safety concerns, we will WORK WITH the students to fix them

    We then confer with Insurance and the right people for the final Stamp of Approval

    YOU can help! Brainstorm with the students to give them different perspectives!

    *Please email Pat or Craig for a copy of the safety template

  • MIT does not want students renting/buying water slides, climbing walls, bungee jumps or inflatable pools

    Moon bounces are usually OK, provided the company sends someone to provide supervision

    Preferred vendor is Party People Inc.

  • Cambridge Fire no longer requires a fire detail or permit, but MIT is still following internal proceduresMIT plumber should be looking at connections for leaksNo indoor use or storageRecommend staying with charcoal

  • MIT Police617-253-1212 or dial 100 from campus phone

    Security & Emergency Management Office(617) 258-7366 or 8-7366

    Environment, Health & Safety Office(617) 452-3477 or 2-3477

    ****1 trash can2 no3 cooking fires

    *Role of Fire Marshals and Assistant Fire Marshals (revised 10/03)In the event of an actual emergencyYour first responsibility is always to get yourself out of danger quicklyIf it is safe to do so, do a quick sweep of your area on your way out of a building (I.e. knock on doors on your way out, give instructions to students you see in the halls, etc.)Note the location of smoke or fire if possible on your way out, but do not search it outCommunicate with emergency responders during an incidentIn the event of an emergency that requires you and your students to shelter inside your building, you will be expected to communicate this information to your students and assist them in getting to the shelter in place area

    Talk about junk in hallways and egress stairwells. Broadway 100*Make distinction between violence, suspicious package, fire etc (outside is more dangerous)*Fire shelter in place*MIT does not ask any of it employees or students to fight firesOur policy is to evacuate the area, on your way out pulling a fire alarm switch.

    In the end what we are really asking you is not to start any fires

    For example: east campus used to sanitize a cutting board/table

    *****Fire in the 70s-sudent died from smoke inhalation. Fire started from cigarette dropped into cardboard boxes by elevator*We have a few GCs here today and their role is very similar. ***In addition there are various link to personal preparedness, e. kit ideas***Discuss why some things are not allowed-issues*Propane is highly flammableCFD has had problems with propane; caused large high rise fire

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