Here are general tips for a fire-safe workplace:
• Practice good workplace housekeeping. Clutter contributes to fires by providing fuel and by preventing access to exits and emergency equipment.
• Help maintain building security to prevent arson fires. Lock up as instructed, report suspicious persons and don’t leave combustible rubbish where it can be set afire outside the building.
• Smoke only in designated areas, and extinguish smoking materials safely. Never smoke in storerooms or chemical storage areas.
• Finally, take time to locate the closest fire extinguisher to your work area.
From Aug. 13 to Aug. 19, the responded to 15 calls for service: 1 cooking fire, 3 medicals, 1 unauthorized burn, 5 good intents and 5 false alarms.