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Fire Safety Tips For Preventing Fire Mishaps in Apartments
« on: June 05, 2010, 09:40:14 AM »
".....A devastative fire broke out in a chemical factory at 42 Nawab Katra in Nimtali area following explosion of two electric transformers at about 9:20 pm on Thursday(03 June 2010). The fire soon spread to 4-5 buildings in the crammed residential area.

Death toll in this massive fire shot up to 117 till Friday afternoon with the recovery of three more bodies from the debris at Nawab Katra in old Dhaka and the death of one burn-injured person at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital..." reports UNB

The whole country mourn for this irreparable loss and probably the most fire tragedy the country has ever witnessed.

It is common phenomenon that, after the tragic accident, people pay their heed. We want no repetition of this kind of horrible accident whatsoever.

Fire fighting system must be developed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_alarm_system

« Last Edit: June 05, 2010, 09:56:27 AM by Shamim Ansary »
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Re: Fire Safety Tips For Preventing Fire Mishaps in Apartments
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010, 09:56:08 AM »
Fire Safety Tips For Preventing Fire Mishaps in Apartments...

Fire breaks out in residential apartment or commercial building can result damaging property and even result in loss of life of residents or occupants in building. Fire safety is often a component of building safety. Officials from fire department inspects the building to prevent or reduce the likelihood of a fire that may result in death or injury of occupants and avoid property damage. The building that follows norms and condition of fire department gets No Objection Certificate from fire department.

Role of property manager to Prevent fire mishaps
Apartment owners association, property manager and owners of commercial building can play a vital role in preventing fire mishaps in their apartment complex or commercial building. If any fire break out, occupants of building should be able to reach out of building safely. Measures or steps to prevent fire is important.Following measures and steps has to be taken to prevent fire emergency.

Emergency Evacuation Plan: Emergency evacuation plans or building evacuation plans are important for all buildings such as residential apartments, high-rise or commercial buildings.
Mock Drills at regular interval: Drills make you aware of emergency exits and how to react during a fire accident. Hold mock drills at regular intervals to create awareness on procedures to be followed in times of an evacuation.
Keep oxygen cylinders and masks: On higher floors, it is necessary to keep oxygen cylinders and masks to prevent smoke inhalation. This is especially useful for those with respiratory disorders for whom smoke inhalation can be very dangerous.

Medical Kits: On every floor, there should be medical kit including creams for burns, pain killers, bandages, splints, inhalers for asthmatics and IV fluids. People with paramedical training can manage the administration of these medications easily.  Ensure to keep drinking water in each floor.
No illegal construction: The building owners comply with all norms before obtaining an occupancy certificate and NOC from concerned department. But the problem starts when violations take place after the construction.These Illegal constructions often creates problem to fire department or ambulance in providing its service during emergency.In some buildings exit path will be blocked or doors would be locked which obstructs the path during an emergency.
Never store Diesel or LPG: In commercial buildings petrol, diesel or LPG will be stored in terrace for future use such as fueling generator or gas for pantry etc. Diesel or gas cylinders should be stored in underground safety tanks away from the main building. Preferably, store them in an open space away from electrical wires and fire.

Emergency Lights: Emergency lights enables building occupants to safely escape the building in the event of a power failure. Emergency lights become a critical element of a high-rise safety system in the event of a power failure. In many high-rise buildings emergency lights are connected to the building fire alarm system.
Update fire-fighting equipment: Property manager or apartment owners association must ensure that fire-fighting equipments are in good working conditions. Nowadays, latest fire-fighting equipment such as portable fire extinguishers, fire alarms that automatically turn on during a fire, sprinklers that turn on water automatically, as well as new warning devices such as the ‘break the glass’ systems etc are easily available in shops specialized for  fire-fighting equipments.

Simple steps to follow during emergency

Public address systems on each floor: Very often, panic reactions lead to stampedes and unfortunate deaths. Every building should be equipped with public address systems on each floor. Repeated reassurances are needed to calm people and prevent panic from taking over. Every floor should have a ‘manager’.These people should be in charge of managing the situation on the floor through an evacuation process. The basic skills required are calm response, awareness of basic safety measures and some paramedical training.

Call the Fire Rescue Department: During fire in your building or apartment, leave the premises by nearest available exit. Call fire department and do not assume anyone else has called the fire department.Never use lift for leaving the premises or apartment during emergency. If your cloth catches fire, do not get panic or run, stop, drop and roll.

Cover your nose and mouth with a wet clean cloth: Stay calm Cover your nose and mouth with a wet, clean cloth to prevent smoke inhalation injury and choking.Never jump off or attempt to climb down the side of a tall building as it will mean certain death.

Do not run: During a fire, smoke containing poisonous gases such as carbon monoxide tends to rise up.When you run in a smoke-filled room, you tend to inhale the smoke faster. Carbon monoxide dulls the senses and prevents clear thinking, leading to panic. To prevent being asphyxiated, dip tissues or cloth in water and cover your nose with it.

Head-count of the occupants: During an emergency, make good use of the evacuation procedure and help each other to reach out of building safely.Ensure nobody is left behind by doing a head-count of occupants. Visitors should read and understand the evacuation plan before going into a building and ensure their safety.
 
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Re: Fire Safety Tips For Preventing Fire Mishaps in Apartments
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2010, 03:55:26 PM »
Thanks Mr. Ansari you have beep putted very use full tips. All of us must have to know how to increase the environmental devastation and also know how to resolve instantly.

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Re: Fire Safety Tips For Preventing Fire Mishaps in Apartments
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2010, 07:03:45 PM »
Thank you Mr. Ansary of giving the fire safety tips for preventing fire mishaps in apartment. All of us should have some knowledge regarding fire safety and resolve.
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Re: Fire Safety Tips For Preventing Fire Mishaps in Apartments
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2010, 07:22:36 PM »

Don't you think we need training on fire safety at Price Plaza?
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2010, 12:58:47 AM »
It is learning where and when  we will use we don't know-----.

May be near future we need training, Dhaka city expansion really make a frighten issues day by day Dhaka city is growing up unplanned way and didn’t follow the rules and regulations of RAJUK that’s why last few years such types of unpredictable incident increase particularly in slums and densely areas. If we observed maximum building in Dhaka city have no safety and fire security system even though if any incident occurred in high ridge commercial and residential building what action they will take preliminary or how to resolve the problem they don’t have any ideas. Recently Dhaka City Corporation and planning department started a crash program and try to build up awareness to the community people how to protect them in violence situation. Recently City Corporation finished a demonstration in SQUARE Hospital and practically showed how to make prepare individually in crisis moment.   Coincidentally, I was there and observed the whole operation practically that was really nice and definitely improve the awareness of people in the stated topics.

As from the planning and Environmental part it  is very important to know the fundamental knowledge on fire safety and security and try to inspire other to establish a full set up in commercial and residential building to avoid man made hazard.  

we should ensure and look after  fire safety and security in all buildings.
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Re: Fire Safety Tips For Preventing Fire Mishaps in Apartments
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2010, 11:02:34 AM »
In each & every campus of DIU, fire-safety training can be rehearsed.

I hope, we have sufficient number of fire extinguishers and fier safety materials in every campus and there are some expert people who can execute these material in case of emergency. I opine that, all persons related to DIU need to be brought under the expertise of fire & earthquaqe management.
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Re: Fire Safety Tips For Preventing Fire Mishaps in Apartments
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2010, 10:30:38 AM »
It was one of the the worst experiences of my life. For that, I had to go through an ordeal on 9/6 at Prince Plaza Campus. We could return from the gallows.

It is only Allah who had saved us without a bit of injury. It was one of the best experiences of my life. For that, with having the courage of our convictions, we, the admin., faculties and students alongwith the fire-fighters harmoniously overcome the would be disaster. We did not lose our patience. Summoning up courage, we faced the reality and pass the acid test successfully.

It was a kind of warning of nature. We have to be alert and have to consider the untoward experience of 9/6 with utmost priority. We need to be endurable by being trained up. Fire management system must be enhanced. Fire management kits must be increase.

I would like to convey my gratitude for keeping themselves in chill during the time of emergency.
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Re: Fire Safety Tips For Preventing Fire Mishaps in Apartments
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2010, 12:34:44 PM »

Prevention is always better than cure.
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2010, 12:21:01 PM »
Thanks sir for your valuable post.
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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2010, 12:23:15 PM »
Thanks sir.We can be benifited this post.
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Re: Fire Safety Tips For Preventing Fire Mishaps in Apartments
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2011, 02:00:27 PM »
Fire is a most the valuable thing in our every day life but  some times its harmful for the humans life. So follow the Shamim Ansary sir rules for save from fire. 
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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2011, 06:11:30 PM »
Fire is genuinely an inseparable part of human want.................but it is mostly used in dangerous activities. Slide faults can do a major loss of anything...........so Ansary sir: you did a monumental job indeed by giving this informative post...... 
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« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2011, 05:59:15 PM »
In a word, it is a meaningful post. Thank you very much.
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Re: Fire Safety Tips For Preventing Fire Mishaps in Apartments
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2011, 10:12:15 PM »
Fire is the very valuable things in our daily life but some time in some case it can be very harmful your valuable life and things. So please must remember the Shamim Ansary sir post to prevent the fire.
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