TO: Gary Weisenberger FROM: Adam Pescatore DATE: May 11, 2011 SUBJECT: Fire Safety and Types of Extinguishers Last Wednesday a great deal of knowledge was gained about how to prevent and deal with fires in the workplace, home, or anywhere else. A simple way to remember how to act when a fire is noticed is to follow to memorize this simple acronym: R.A.C.E. (Rescue, Alarm, Contain, and Extinguish). When a fire is first discovered, you should immediately stop what you are doing and make sure that nobody is in immediate danger. I someone is, rescue them before proceeding onto the next steps. After ensuring that everyone is safe, you should alarm the nearest fire stations and pull any fire alarms nearby. Once you know that the authorities are on the way, do your best to contain the fire. Close all the doors and windows if the fire is in a room and close doors behind you during evacuation. Lastly, attempt to extinguish the fire by using an extinguisher. First, remove the plastic band on it by twisting it sideways until it breaks. Next,
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