Fire Safety Training Sessions Held at Wistron ITS
In July, Wistron ITS held four fire safety training sessions, covering how to sound the alarm, put out the fire, and carry out the evacuation plan, and the escape route.
Statistics have shown that nearly 23,000 fires occurred in Taiwan in 2019, which cost hundreds of casualties and a total financial loss of over NT$1.4 billion. Thus, we decided to invite National Taipei University of Technology adjunct associate professor and Taiwan Police College adjunct instructor Kao Hsian-Song to lecture on fire safety and to demonstrate how to use fire extinguishers and indoor fire hydrants.
In case of a fire, operate the fire extinguisher using the P.A.S.S. technique: pull the pin, aim at the base of the fire, squeeze the handle, and sweep from side to side at the base of the fire.
When operating the indoor fire hydrant, remember the following steps: press the alarm button, open the fire hydrant cabinet, take the nozzle, pull the hose, and turn the valve.
In addition to lecturing, Instructor Kao also took us through the escape route. First, he showed us the smoke exhaust room next to the elevators. Inside the room are two exhaust fans, one installed high up and the other down low. Both turn on automatically when the motor activates through smoke detectors. One fan draws in fresh air, and the other removes the smoke.
Located on the 32nd floor, the Wistron ITS Headquarters is eleven floors too high for an aerial ladder to reach. Therefore, learning about the escape route in case of a fire is especially important. Led by Instructor Kao, we all followed in order down the stairs. Walking down hundreds and hundreds of stairs definitely made it an experience hard to forget.
Since many of the fires that occur in buildings are caused by careless use of electricity, Instructor Kao reminded us that in order to prevent fires, always check the plugs and sockets, avoid using old, damaged extension cords or power cords for electric appliances, and do not tie up extension cords or use devices that exceed the cord’s wattage rating.