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#114811 - 12/05/07 01:08 PM Re: People Behaviour in an Fire [Re: ratbert42]
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Registered: 12/20/06
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Originally Posted By: ratbert42
I should have told people that I keep a good flashlight in my desk.


Yup. Then every time you need it, you will find out that it has been run dry by all the people that you work with...
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#114820 - 12/05/07 01:43 PM Re: People Behaviour in an Fire [Re: Roarmeister]
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Roarmiester,

Lecture! We want the lectures! I think fire sprinkles and the such are a perfect topic for this forum.

And not just because I end up on fire a lot...

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#115117 - 12/08/07 04:52 AM Re: People Behaviour in an Fire [Re: Blast]
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Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 57
Loc: UK
Oh yes. Please let us have the information!

This is exactly the kind of 'designed in safety' that helps both the prepared and the unprepared (and often unaware) too.

I am fortunate enough to work in a building where fire and emergency preparedness in general, is a serious consideration. However my previous workplace saw fire regs as a necessary PITA and I know many people who never even give it a second thought in their own homes; frequently blocking their exit routes with assorted junk, leaving stuff up on their stairs, keeping loads more household chemicals on hand than they will ever need, pulling the batteries out of their smoke alarms when burnt foodstuff triggers them while they are cooking, etc, etc.

On that subject has anyone got a decent 'home safety checklist', if not perhaps that would form a good basis for another thread?

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#115119 - 12/08/07 05:07 AM Re: People Behaviour in an Fire [Re: OIMO]
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Registered: 03/08/03
Posts: 995
Loc: East Tennessee near Bristol
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pulling the batteries out of their smoke alarms when burnt foodstuff triggers them while they are cooking


It would be nice if they'd put a snooze feature sufficient to the application on them. Say 20-30 min.

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#115156 - 12/08/07 05:06 PM Re: People Behaviour in an Fire [Re: UTAlumnus]
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Loc: UK
Agreed, in fact I have seen a couple designed for use near kitchens that have exactly that feature, however they are more expensive so lots of people won't buy them, if they even know they exist.

It would also be useful if you could silence a low battery warning for 8 hours too. So when it starts bleeping as you are going to bed and you don't have a spare in the house (not that spares are ever a problem in this particular house!) you are not tempt to just remove it for an undisturbed nights sleep.

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#115159 - 12/08/07 05:18 PM Re: People Behaviour in an Fire [Re: OIMO]
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If I were to build new or seriously renovate a house, I'd replace all of them with ones that work off of 110V w/ rechargeable battery backup for that very reason. I'll have to look into the kitchen models. I've seen the ones that reset w/ a flashlight (early 80's) but they just start up again in about 5 min.

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