Fires can injure personnel, destroy property, and disrupt operations. Preventing them is critical for safe operations. Likewise, in the event of a fire, properly installed and maintained fire protection equipment, from sprinkler systems to portable fire extinguishers and exit paths, are critical for safety. 3 What do I need to know Everyone at SLAC should take responsibility for minimizing fire hazards and ensuring fire protection equipment is fully functional by Following fire prevention requirements, including smoking only in designated areas and using only approved electrical appliances Obtaining and following a permit when performing hot work, including barbequing Maintaining unobstructed exit paths and access to fire protection equipment Following procedures for impairing fire protection systems Using an appropriate portable fire extinguisher only if trained to do so, on a small fire, and after verifying that someone has reported the fire to 911 (see Emergency Notification, Response, and Reporting Procedures
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