Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 13:32:55 -0500
Reply-To: "Bradley, Shelly" <Bradley**At_Symbol_Here**HENDRIX.EDU>
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From: "Bradley, Shelly" <Bradley**At_Symbol_Here**HENDRIX.EDU>
Subject: Need your opinion on fire procedures
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What is your standard procedure for a fire?




There was a small fire in a 4" diameter oil bath contained in a hood.
The fire was put out with a fire extinguisher and public safety was
notified.  The integrity of the vessel being heated was not compromised
and there were no toxic chemicals involved.  The department has been
criticized for not sounding the fire alarm.  

Immediate evacuation would have left ~50 experiments unsupervised in
multiple labs.  



What do you think should have been done?


Shelly Bradley

Laboratory Coordinator

Chemistry Department

Campus Chemical Compliance

Hendrix College

1600 Washington Ave.

Conway, AR 72032


Phone:  (501) 450-3812

Fax:      (501) 450-3829


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