Fire Safety Essay
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Fire Safety Essay
After a recent fire at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ killed three students who did not respond to what they thought was a false alarm, officials at Oswego State University are being especially careful when it comes to the issue of fire safety. This semester there is a new policy regarding the confiscation of items considered being hazardous. The policy states that any items that are found and have the potential to cause a fire, such as candles, incense, and certain appliances like microwaves, and sandwich makers, will be confiscated and not returned to the students they were taken from. Under the old policy students were able to get the items back at the end of the year. Around…show more content…
For the students who purposely ignore
them, it is not the job of their resident advisors to check the rooms for those left inside. For students who are either hearing impaired or heavy sleepers there are strobe lights available for their alarms.
Residence Hall Fire Safety is a serious issue because of the population and potential for injury and loss that could occur as a result of a fire. In Oswego State University there are fire safety rules in which every student is expected to know and follow. Each residence hall conducts periodic fire drills so that residents can learn the proper evacuation procedures and escape routes. Failure to do so is a violation of residence hall rules and can result in disciplinary action. The procedures and routes are posted on the inside of each door in resident hall rooms and throughout the building. All students should know the location of all the exits on their floor and how to reach them in case of darkness.
Every hall is equipped with heat and smoke sensors, fire extinguishers and fire alarms. When a student moves into a residence hall they should familiarize themselves with the location of this equipment. Tampering with any of the fire protection equipment is prohibited. Intentional activation of alarm systems for any reason other than to report a fire is strictly prohibited.
On 10th January 2013, the school Fire Cadet of a high performance school SMKA Naim Lilbanat organized a fire drill in conjunction with ‘The Safety Week’. Panic or chaos during a school fire emergency can have catastrophic results. To avoid this outcome, fire drills are the best way to prepare students and teachers or staffs as to how they should react in the event of a fire. All students from all forms, teachers, and staffs had gathered at the school field at around 9 am. We were asked to assemble for briefing. We were considered lucky because the chief, Encik Azmi bin Osman came to show us the ropes(explain) and explain every single thing in detail. We paid full attention to everything he said in order not to miss out anything. Some of the students and teachers even jot it down on a small piece of paper in case they forgot any one thing that may affect the agenda.
The drill started at 10. So, first and foremost, the fire alarm. Fire alarm is a signal to evacuate the buildings. There was a series of bells, three short rings followed by two-second pause. It was repeated several times. As a consequence, students needed to clear out the buildings. The teachers were bound to direct students from the classrooms to the assembly area via the appointed evacuation route. In all cases, use the safest road to exit, not just the assigned one. Grassy area is the most advisable site to be gathered at. Moreover, teachers were also responsible to assist in conducting headcount. They were obliged to ensure that all of the buildings are vacant. Once every little thing is done, all of us were again briefed by the chief of Fire Department.
Be that as it may(however), there were several problems faced. For the most part, it was caused by the scholars. Undoubtedly. They did not obey the instructions given. In reality, students should leave the buildings in an orderly fashion and in line. Plus, they should be doing this quietly all the way to the assembly area. But, to the contrary,...