When does a fire NOT produce noxious fumes? And if there were such a fire, would someone in the lab at the time have the knowledge or presence of mind, in the heat of the moment (no pun intended), to recognize the difference? Peter Zavon, CIH Penfield, NY 14526 PZavon**At_Symbol_Here**Rochester.RR.Com ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kelleigh McCutcheon"
To: Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2003 12:27 PM Subject: [DCHAS-L] Fire in the fume hood > Hello all, > > Does anyone know whether or not a fume hood should be turned off or left on if fire breaks out in the fume hood? > > We have always assumed that one would turn the fume hood off as not to provide oxygen to the fire; unless noxious fumes are produced by the fire in which case the fume hood would be left on until fire personnel get to the scene. > > Thanks, > Kelleigh McCutcheon > Chemistry and Biology Laboratory Technician > Keyano College > Fort McMurray, Alberta
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