Journal of Environment and Safety
Online ISSN : 2186-3725
Print ISSN : 1884-4375
ISSN-L : 1884-4375
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An effective safety education on fire fighting strategy through fire extinguishment experiment using portable powder extinguisher
Yuji NakamuraHiroyuki TorikaiYoshio OgawaHideo OhtaniKenji SatoRitsu DobashiYoshiko TsujiMasayuki HirotaAkimitsu KikkawaKen MikamiKoichi HasegawaSekikou RyoNaoshi Saito
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2017 Volume 8 Issue 3 Pages 101-111


This paper proposes the effective fire drill with effective keywords (slogans) for initial fire-fighting strategy by any personnel in universities at which the potential fire sources spreads thoroughly, via the extinguishment experiments using the portable fire extinguisher. Target fire source is so called “B-4 model fire” and 10 of experts engaged in fire research and development (from universities, national research institute, company for fire prevention etc.) participated as subject of the present experimental test. Their whole behaviors throughout the fire-fighting event were carefully monitored and recorded. Examples of successive and non-successive cases were carefully analyzed to derive the key factors (slogans) to achieve the successive fire-fighting operation by portable fire extinguisher, such as extinguisher shall be sweeping from the fire front, sweeping frequency is around 6-7 Hz, operate the ejecting hose with dominant hand. The key factors have been validated by the additional test, which most of all examinees succeeded the complete extinguishment within a short time. It turned out that those key factors (slogans) shall be valuable to include future fire drill. This work was monitored by Academic Committee established in Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering.

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