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NCJ Number: 63294 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: FIRE BEHIND BARS - AN ADMINISTRATOR'S GUIDE FOR PREVENTION AND CONTROL
Author(s): C M MICELI; A P GOLDEN
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Law Enforcement Assistance Admin
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 131
Sponsoring Agency: New England Municipal Ctr
Durham, NH 03824
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 77-TA-01-0002
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: CORRECTIONAL PERSONNEL CAN USE THIS GUIDE TO MEASURE THE 'FIRE-SAFE' STATUS OF THEIR FACILITIES AND CAN THEN ACT TO REMEDY THOSE DEFICIENCIES THAT ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE FUTURE FIRE-RELATED INCIDENTS.
Abstract: CASE STUDIES OF FIRES CAUSED BY INMATES IGNITING URETHANE FOAM CUSHIONS, MATTRESSES, AND PADDED CELL WALLS ARE CITED, AND THE ROLE OF THE CORRECTIONAL EMPLOYEE IN FIRE PROTECTION IS OUTLINED. THE CORRECTIONAL EMPLOYEE SHOULD BE THE FIRST TO ARRIVE IN AN EMERGENCY, SHOULD BE ABLE TO MOBILIZE RESOURCES AND PERSONNEL TO HANDLE THE SITUATION, AND SHOULD ARRANGE FOR FIRE CONTAINMENT AND OCCUPANT EVACUATION USING A STEP-BY-STEP PLAN SUITED TO THE FACILITY. CORRECTIONAL ADMINISTRATORS SHOULD DECIDE HOW THE FACILITY WILL ACCOMPLISH ITS MISSION; HOW PERSONNEL ARE TRAINED IN FIRE EMERGENCY PLANS AND PROCEDURES; HOW MONEY CAN BEST BE SPENT FOR FIRE DETECTORS, ALARMS, AND CONTROL DEVICES; AND HOW A FIRE EMERGENCY PLAN SHOULD BE DEVELOPED. THE MANUAL OFFERS GUIDELINES FOR FORMULATING A FIRE PLAN AND FOR DEVELOPING SUGGESTED FIRE PROCEDURES. ADDITIONAL CHAPTERS DISCUSS ORGANIZING FOR FIRE PROTECTION, WITH INFORMATION ON FIRE POTENTIAL REDUCTION, FIRE PROTECTION AND PRE-FIRE PLANNING; BASIC FIRE TECHNOLOGY WITH SECTIONS ON FIRE CLASSIFICATION AND THE SELECTION OF EXTINGUISHERS; FIRST AIDS IN FIRE FIGHTING, WITH INFORMATION ON THE TYPES, USE, INSTALLATION, AND PLACEMENT OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS; SUPPRESSION, DETECTION, AND ALARM SYSTEMS; AND TECHNIQUES IN FIRE FIGHTING. TWO CHECKLISTS, THE 'LIFE SAFETY CHECK LIST,' DEVELOPED BY THE NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION, AND A SURVEY, 'RESULTS OF FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY INSPECTION,' COMPILED BY THE CALIFORNIA BOARD OF CORRECTIONS ARE INCLUDED. AN APPENDIX DESIGNED TO HELP DEVELOP A TRAINING PROGRAM IN BASIC FIRE PROTECTION IS ATTACHED. (AOP)
Index Term(s): Alarm systems; Arson; Correctional institution fires; Correctional personnel; Correctional planning; Emergency procedures; Equipment and technology; Facility security; Fire detection; Fire detection equipment; Fire emergency planning; Fire suppression equipment
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