Washington State University
SAFETY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL

FIRE SAFETY
8.23
Revised 11-94
Reviewed 9-03
WSU Fire Marshal
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Fire Survival Planning

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RESPONSIBILITY
Each University unit is responsible for preparing a fire survival plan.
ELEMENTS OF FIRE SURVIVAL PLAN
The fire survival plan includes the following:
Completion time for such duty assignments should not exceed thirty seconds.
GENERAL FIRE PREVENTION GUIDELINES

Emergency Exits
Do not prop open or hold open designated fire doors.

NOTE: Electrical fire alarm/detection systems often include devices which hold fire doors open. When such a system is activated, the doors automatically close. Do not obstruct such doors in any manner.

Do not lock or otherwise close a fire door or exit door to prevent or impede exit.

Remove all obstruction from emergency exits and corridors. See 8.24.

Report blocked or locked fire exits to the unit administrator, the safety committee representative, and the WSU Fire Marshal, using a Hazard Notification form. See 2.52.
Fire Equipment
Do not obstruct fire alarm boxes, fire hoses, fire standpipes, fire extinguishers, fire sprinkler heads, fire/smoke detectors, or any other fire protection equipment.

NOTE: Each sprinkler head must have a minimum of 18 inches of clearance in all directions.
Open Flames or Electrical Appliances
Do not allow open flames or electrical appliances to be near common combustible materials.
Housekeeping Practices
Observe good housekeeping practices. Do not allow concentrations of combustibles to collect or pile up. Regularly empty wastebaskets.