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Staff Response Checklist

Staff Response: Marshalling and Searching for cause of alarm

  • Did all staff report to the marshalling point quickly

  • Were all areas checked for fire and smoke

  • Were detectors checked (ie did staff look at the detectors in the ceiling to see if the red light was flashing)

  • Were rooms with closed doors checked for heat before entering (with back of hand)

Staff Response: Upon Discovery of fire or smoke (RACE principle)

  • R: were all people removed from immediate danger

  • A: Did staff alert the warden and other staff in the area of the fire/smoke

  • C: Did staff contain the fire / smoke by closing the door (and windows if applicable)

  • E : Did staff make the correct decision to extinguish or not to extinguish

Staff Response: Evacuation response

  • Evacuate patients in the correct order

  • Select the most appropriate evacuation equipment

  • Competently use the evacuation equipment

  • All rooms checked for people

  • Suitable objects left outside all checked rooms (Such as bins, folders, etc.)

  • Were any essential secondary items evacuated if safe to do so

  • All doors closed

  • Did staff evacuate to a safe place (as directed by warden)

  • Did staff remain at assembly point under wardens directions until stand down

Warden Response Checklist

Warden Response: Code Red Procedures

  • Ensure Warden Vest worn

  • Ensure staff are kept quiet and are close enough to hear instructions

  • Ensure a search of area coordinated to find cause of fire alarm

  • Instructed searchers to "Search for fire and smoke"

  • Instructed searchers to "Check closed doors with back of hand for heat before entering"

  • Instructed searchers to "Check detectors- If the red light is flashing, the detector has been activated"

  • Instructed searchers to "If you find a fire or smoke, remember the RACE principle"

  • Ensure Controller notified of search results (via WIP phone or other methods)

  • Ensure traffic control organised to prevent persons entering area

Warden Response: Code Orange Procedures

  • Ensure Controller notified of the need to evacuate and evacuation location (via WIP phone or other methods)

  • If evacuation required, ensure the appropriate evacuation stage selected (immediate area only, lateral, outside, etc)

  • Ensure patients evacuated in correct order (Independent - able to assist - not able to assist)

  • Ensure all rooms checked for occupants and appropriate objects left outside checked room (bins, folders, etc.)

  • Ensure doors and windows closed (to contain spread of fire and smoke)

  • Ensure final sweep of area done (with or without help) to check that all occupants evacuated, by looking for objects outside each room

  • If time permits, ensure any essential materials evacuated

  • Once evacuated, ensure Controller notified of evacuation status (Via WIP Phone, runner or other methods)

Controller Response Checklist

Controller Response: Code Red Procedures

  • Check phone when alarm received

  • Go to fire panel, press buttons labelled A and B to acknowledge alarm and display location

  • Assume manual control of EWIS panel, and turn keyswitch from auto to manual (Button 1)

  • Silence Alert tone- Press Buzzer Mute button (Button 2) & Master Reset button (Button 3)

  • Use the p.a system (Press All PA button 4) to ensure site notified " respond red standby (location) including room or corridor number

  • Don Emergency Controller vest

  • Nominate a scribe and ask them to complete scribe log (page 2 of emergency response report form)

  • Contact warden via WIP phone or runner to determine fire or false alarm and details (location, has fire been extinguished )

  • If fire, announce "respond red confirmed (location)"

  • Ensure fire brigade called (simulated 000 call)

  • Ensure Frankston Hospital switch called via7222

  • Ensure traffic control initiated at relevant entrance points

Controller Response: Code Orange Procedures

  • Contact warden via WIP phone or runner to determine if evacuation is required, (location, has fire been extinguished )

  • Determine where warden(s) are evacuating to

  • Announce "respond orange confirmed (location)"

  • Announce "respond orange standby" for other areas potentially at risk

  • Request assistance from other units (if required)

  • Ensure contact established with relevant wardens to determine evacuation status

  • Ensure succinct situation report provided to fire brigade

  • Announce stand - down after authorisation from fire brigade , including call to FH switch 7222

  • Ensure Emergency Response Report Form completed

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