21ST SPACE WING
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25 July 1995
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THE FIRE PROTECTION OPERATIONS AND FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAM
AFI32-2001, 16 May 1994, is supplemented as follows and establishes responsibilities for personnel directly responsible for fire prevention and protection, including crash rescue proficiency training. It applies to all personnel and activities occupying or using Air Force facilities on Peterson Air Force Base, including contractors and their employees.
The use of a name of any sepcific manufacturer, commercial product, commodity, or service in this publication does not imply endorsement by the Air Force.
SUMMARY OF REVISIONS
This revision incorporates the information, requirements, and procedures formerly in 21SWR 92-1 and 21SWR 92-2, reflects changes from AFR 92-1 to AFI 32-2001, updates in organization designations, and makes various administrative changes.
1.4. Base Fire Marshal. The Commander, 21st Civil Engineer Squadron, is designated the Base Fire Marshal and is responsible to the 21st Space Wing Commander for the proper management, technical efficiency, and supervision of the Fire Protection Flight.
1.5. Fire Chief. The Chief of the Fire Protection Flight, known as the Fire Chief, is responsible to the Fire Marshal for overall supervision of fire protection in all matters pertinent to fire prevention, protection, and suppression. The Fire Chief advises the Fire Marshal on technical matters, makes appropriate recommendations, and has full authority over all fire protection activities.
1.6 (Added). Assistant Chief of Technical Services. The Assistant Chief of Technical Services is responsible to the Fire Chief for the overall supervision of the Technical Services Element. Functions of the Technical Services Element include, but are not limited to:
1.6.1. Population training.
1.6.2. Project reviews.
1.6.3. Fire protection systems inspections.
1.6.4. Fire extinguisher services.
1.6.5. Development of fire prevention training programs and fire publications.
1.6.6. Fire prevention promotional activities.
1.6.7. Inspection of base facilities.
1.6.8. Coordination with base safety, health, and functional managers for inclusion of fire hazards into the Hazard Abatement Program.
1.6.9. Fire prevention lectures and demonstrations to all functional and social groups upon request.
1.7 (Added). Fire Prevention Specialist. The fire prevention specialist inspects facilities for:
1.7.1. Violations of fire regulations.
1.7.2. Fire hazards and deficiencies.
1.7.3. Self-help or new construction for inclusion of fire protection features.
1.7.4. Operation of installed fire protection equipment.
1.7.5. Condition and placement of portable fire equipment.
1.8 (Added). Unit Commanders, Functional Managers, and Supervisors. Unit commanders, functional managers, and supervisors at all levels are responsible for and must ensure sound fire prevention procedures are established and practiced in each facility under their jurisdiction.
1.8.1. Unit Commanders:
22.214.171.124. Appoint a facility manager and alternate for each building, facility, or area under their jurisdiction. Personnel appointed must be an officer, noncommissioned officer, or civilian concerned with the area, and must notify Civil Engineer Force Management (CEOW), 21 CES, of the current facility managers and their alternates indicating their areas of responsibility.
126.96.36.199. Periodically accompany the facility managers on inspections of facilities under their jurisdiction.
188.8.131.52. Immediately inform the Fire Prevention Office, extension 6-4255, of any installed fire protection systems that have been activated, damaged, or tampered with.
184.108.40.206. Develop an operating instruction for each facility under their jurisdiction for personnel to follow when fire is discovered. Instruction must cover fire reporting, personnel evacuation, safeguarding classified information, first-aid firefighting, manning fire extinguishers or hose stations, and closing doors. Depending on type of activity, instructions also include such items as emergency removal of aircraft from hangars, protection of high value and critical items, incidents involving fuel handling, and the safe handling of classified material. Submit copies to the Fire Department Fire Prevention Section (CEF), 21 CES.
220.127.116.11. Ensure suspense dates are met with responsive actions to recommend corrective actions on AF Form 1487, Fire Prevention Visit Report.
18.104.22.168. Monitor facility and building managers' activities to ensure required fire drills and other tasks are performed according to their Commander's operating instructions, and ensure the complete fire prevention orientation of assigned personnel, managers, and supervisors.
22.214.171.124. Ensure a copy of this instruction is available to building occupants for familiarization.
126.96.36.199. Ensure participation and continued indoctrination of all personnel in fire prevention, fire extinguisher handling, and notification and fire evacuation procedures. Ensure newly assigned personnel receive a facility fire prevention orientation within 30 days after assignment to the unit.
188.8.131.52. Request the Fire Prevention Office provide appropriate lectures and demonstrations at least annually.
184.108.40.206. Immediately report to the Fire Prevention Office any fire hazard that cannot be corrected.
220.127.116.11. Ensure that a comprehensive documentation file is maintained by each facility or building manager reflecting all activities supporting fire safety. Included in this fire prevention file will be any scheduled training that was accomplished; building evacuation drills, no-notice fire inspections by unit commanders, lectures, briefings, and demonstrations; a copy of the operating instruction on fire prevention, copies of all open work requests to correct fire hazards; and a general statement as to the condition of sound fire prevention practices exercised by the unit.
18.104.22.168. Ensure their Hazard Abatement Programs are available for referencing during routine fire inspections.
1.8.2. Facility and building managers and supervisors:
22.214.171.124. Are responsible to their unit commanders for fire prevention and protection of each assigned building, area, or facility. Alternates assume this responsibility when the facility or building managers and supervisors are absent.
126.96.36.199. Ensure access to facilities, maintaining a secure area for fire prevention personnel to perform scheduled fire prevention inspections.
188.8.131.52. Attend scheduled meetings conducted by the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron to ensure an efficient fire prevention program in operation.
184.108.40.206. Report to the Fire Prevention Office, building 475, ext 6-4255/6-4242, all changes in buildings that affect allocation of fire extinguishers or fire control methods.
220.127.116.11. Are responsible for daily inspections of fire extinguishers. Any damaged or discharged extinguishers are taken to the extinguisher maintenance shop by the using agency.
18.104.22.168. Accompany fire prevention specialists on inspections and promptly correct fire hazards found during the inspection, if possible.
22.214.171.124. Conduct briefings, as required, to ensure all personnel within their facility understand and observe fire regulations, know how to report a fire, know their assigned evacuation area in case of fire, and know how to use all fire extinguishers in their area.
126.96.36.199. Ensure all personnel in their buildings or facilities are familiar with fire alarm and evacuation procedures as outlined in the operating instructions.
188.8.131.52. Direct facility evacuation during drill or fire and take a head count at the evacuation area; notify first arriving fire unit of any missing personnel and their last known location within the facility; and direct first-aid firefighting efforts until the fire department's arrival. Ensure personnel do not reenter the facility without the approval of the on-scene Fire Department Incident Commander.
184.108.40.206. Public Assembly Facility Managers assign personnel authorized to perform closing inspections at the end of each work day or activity period to ensure the area is left in a fire safe condition. Closing inspection checklists include, but are not limited to:
220.127.116.11.1. Ashtrays are emptied into proper containers designated specifically for that purpose.
18.104.22.168.2. All waste containers are emptied into outside dumpsters or containers.
22.214.171.124.3. All windows and doors are closed.
126.96.36.199.4. All unnecessary electrical appliances are disconnected.
188.8.131.52.5. All sofa and chair cushions are checked for smoldering cigarettes.
184.108.40.206. Enforce designated smoking areas and ensure that noncombustible receptacles are provided and labeled to prevent misuse.
220.127.116.11. Ensure that emergency number decals are displayed on each regular telephone.
18.104.22.168. Contact the Fire Prevention Office for guidance concerning the storage and use of any hazardous materials such as chlorine and other chemicals that may pose a health or fire hazard if the materials were exposed to fire.
22.214.171.124. Ensure hallways, corridors, stairwells, and exits are free of obstructions that would hinder expedient evacuation by building occupants.
126.96.36.199. Temporary decorations within all facilities will be flame resistive in accordance with Underwriter Laboratories testing.
1.9 (Added). Contractors and Concessionaires:
1.9.1. Fire prevention responsibilities of contractors and concessionaires are the same as required for all Peterson Air Force Base personnel.
1.9.2. Contractors receive a briefing on fire prevention practices and are given brochures at the contractors pre-construction performance conference.
1.9.3. Concessionaires are given a fire prevention briefing by the facility or building manager of the building where the concessionaire will be working.
1.10 (Added). military family housing. Military sponsors in base housing are responsible for fire prevention in their quarters. They ensure dependents are familiar with the fire prevention information provided by the fire department during the fire prevention orientation briefing. Military members receive an appointment for a fire prevention orientation before occupancy. Orientation briefings are given every Friday at 0900 and 1300 in building 475, Fire Prevention Office. This briefing is mandatory and must be accomplished before occupancy of quarters. Housing occupants must test the installed smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector at least monthly to ensure proper operation. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are not connected to the base fire department. Base housing occupants are responsible for calling 556-7117 to report a fire (reference section 188.8.131.52. of this supplement).
1.11 (Added). Public Assembly and Recreational Facilities:
1.11.1. The potential for life and high property losses in places of public assembly and recreational facilities requires that extraordinary actions be taken to prevent fire. Such facilities are defined in the NFPA Code 101, Life Safety Code.
1.11.2. Occupant capacity is incorporated in the operating instructions for fire prevention procedures.
1.11.3. Aisles must not be blocked.
1.11.4. Panic hardware on all exit doors must be inspected and maintained in working order at all times.
1.11.5. Exit doors must not be locked or obstructed while the building is occupied.
1.11.6. Managers of public assembly and recreational facilities, or assistants designated in writing, conduct daily closing inspections. Delegation of this authority to janitorial personnel is not authorized.
1.11.7. Managers of public assembly and recreational facilities must establish and maintain a certification system to ensure employees have been trained and understand their fire prevention responsibilities within the work environment. This certification system includes quarterly drills of employees (no building evacuation) and immediate indoctrination of newly hired employees.
1.11.8. A fire prevention specialist may inspect these facilities on a spot check basis with the on-duty manager during closing inspections. These inspections do not relieve the facility manager of their closing inspection responsibility.
1.11.9. Loose sofa and chair cushions must be removed and inspected for smoldering cigarettes. The contents of ashtrays, butt cans, and trash containers must be disposed of outside the building in suitable receptacles. All windows and doors must be closed to prevent a draft. Electrical equipment not required for the preservation of food and drinks must be turned off and unplugged.
1.11.10. Managers of facilities in which commercial or restaurant type cooking is performed must establish and enforce the following procedures:
184.108.40.206. All installed grease filters and exposed surfaces of kitchen range hoods must be thoroughly cleaned daily or more often, if necessary, to prevent accumulation of grease. Spare filters must be available for systems that have a high usage rate.
220.127.116.11. Kitchen range hoods and exhaust ducts serving cooking equipment must be thoroughly cleaned every six months or more often, if necessary, to prevent accumulation of grease. This cleaning cycle includes grease accumulated on fans, roofs, louvers, exterior walls, cupolas, etc., where the system exhausts to the outside. Specific guidance for cleaning is contained in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code 96.
1.11.11. Cooking is not permitted without a range hood and it must have the grease filters installed.
1.11.12. The facility or building manager provides a proper fitting metal or metal clad cover for each deep fat fryer and pre-position covers for immediate use in case of a grease fire.
1.11.13. The exhaust system must operate at all times while the cooking equipment is in operation.
1.11.14. If an exhaust fan motor is shut down or removed for repairs or replacement, discontinue use of the kitchen equipment served by that exhaust system until the fan is restored to service.
1.11.15. Deep fat fryers must be equipped with a primary thermostat to limit temperatures to 400 degrees F. The second thermostat must be nonadjustable, fusible or manual resetting, with a maximum cutoff temperature of 475 degrees F. Thermostats must be tested annually by the appropriate Civil Engineer shop and the date of test recorded on the device. Any defective equipment must be identified and immediately removed from service until necessary repairs are made by qualified Civil Engineer maintenance personnel.
1.11.16. Installation of restaurant cooking equipment must be in accordance with NFPA Codes 54, 70, and 96.
1.11.17. Footlight electrical sockets in all buildings of public assembly must be kept free of lint accumulation and other foreign matter by keeping a bulb in the socket at all times.
1.11.18. Only flameproof decorations can be used. Special decorations or temporary arrangements for social events including, but not limited to, preparations for Christmas and New Years, must be inspected by a representative from the Fire Prevention Office, ext 6-4255, before actual installation to ensure such decorations comply with current fire safety directives.
1.11.19. The use of open flame decorations, including the use of candles, is prohibited without the specific approval of the Fire Chief or his designated representative.
1.11.20. Christmas tree lights must be Underwriters Laboratory approved and can not be used on metal type Christmas trees.
1.11.21. All installed curtains and drapes must be of flame and smoke resistive materials.
1.11.22. All trash must be emptied nightly before the facility is vacated. When custodial services are used, the custodian must be present in the facility before the person authorized to close the facility leaves. If the custodian is not present at time of closing, the trashmust be emptied in the outside dumpsters or in approved industrial type metal trash containers with lids.
3.1.6. Fire Reporting:
18.104.22.168 (Added). Any person who discovers a fire, regardless of size or type, reports it at once by dialing 117 in the work place or 556-7117 in military family housing and telling the emergency operator the exact location of the fire, address, building number, street intersection, and their name and rank.
22.214.171.124 (Added). Except when the emergency demands alternative action, the person who gives the alarm stays on the phone to give more information, as needed.
3.2. The Base Fire Chief (CEF), 21st Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Protection Flight, administers the proficiency training program and determines training needs. See paragraph 32 of this supplement.
3.3.1. Supervising Firefighting Operations. The Fire Chief or the Incident Commander at the scene is in complete charge of all firefighting and rescue operations. During these operations, persons outside the fire protection organization do not give orders or interfere with the Fire Chief or firefighters.
3.3.2. Fire Protection Plan. A plan for the protection of government equipment in the event of a fire or other emergency conditions must be prepared and ready to place into immediate action. This plan is supplied to the Fire Inspector for his files.
126.96.36.199 (Added). Fire Protection Flight Communications. The Fire Protection Flight Communications Center/Alarm Room calls the following any time a fire is reported:
188.8.131.52.1. 21st Security Police Squadron
184.108.40.206.2. 21st Medical Group Clinic
220.127.116.11.3. 21st Civil Engineer Squadron Control Center (EMCS)
18.104.22.168.4. 21st Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Chief.
22.214.171.124.5. 21st Space Wing Command Post
126.96.36.199.6. 21st Civil Engineer Squadron Assistant Chief, Fire Prevention
188.8.131.52.7. 21st Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Marshal
3.4. Fire Prevention. The primary objective of the fire prevention program at Peterson Air Force Base is to eliminate or minimize loss of life and property by fire. This can best be accomplished if all personnel realize that fire prevention is not exclusively an assigned duty, but a shared responsibility of all personnel assigned, employed, or residing on this installation. As in other activities, the best and most economical means of eliminating any problem is to anticipate and prevent its occurrence.
3.4.2 (Added).The Inspection Process. Inspections must be conducted by a fire prevention specialist or other fire department representative in all facilities and areas listed on the Real Property records for Peterson Air Force Base and can be on a NO-NOTICE BASIS. Establishments leasing real property from the Air Force and erecting facilities on said land must comply with applicable publications and will be inspected by the base Fire Department. Newcomers' Fire Prevention Briefings for military family housing are conducted before occupation of quarters.
184.108.40.206. All commanders are responsible for fire prevention. Each functional manager, unit or squadron commander, is responsible for fire prevention within their functional area and for correcting fire hazards and deficiencies. The functional manager is defined in AFI 91-301.
220.127.116.11. AF Form 218, Facility Fire Prevention/Protection Record, is used as a checklist and recording document by the fire prevention specialist during the entire inspection process. The reverse side of the form is used to document fire inspections if no hazards or deficiencies are noted. An AF218 must be prepared for each facility inspected. The facility manager or alternate accompanies the fire prevention specialist during the inspection.
18.104.22.168. AF Form 1487, Fire Prevention Visit Report is used to:
22.214.171.124.1. Identify to the functional manager all fire hazards or deficiencies noted during the inspections.
126.96.36.199.2. Note any fire hazard or any fire deficiency, not corrected during the inspection.
188.8.131.52.3. Note any trend of minor hazards with potential to be major hazards.
184.108.40.206.4. Note if a functional manager fails to support the base fire prevention program.
220.127.116.11.5. Note if functional manager has not established an effective fire prevention program for their unit.
18.104.22.168. The functional manager's AF Form 3, Hazard Abatement Plan, Risk Assessment Codes, and the Fire Safety Deficiency Code Management Systems are explained in AFI 91-301.
22.214.171.124. When hazardous practices or processes are observed during an inspection, the fire prevention specialist must end the operation immediately. The fire prevention specialist notifies the Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention and the Fire Chief immediately. The Fire Marshal, 21 CES/CC, is notified and, if resolution of the situation with the functional manager fails, the Installation Commander is notified and determines if the operation is to continue.
126.96.36.199. Upon completing the inspection, the fire prevention specialist briefs the facility manager or alternate on the results of the inspection. If an AF Form 1487 is issued, the facility manager ensurea that the form is annotated with corrective actions, and signed by the functional manager, and is returned to the Fire Prevention Office no later than the suspense date noted on the form.
188.8.131.52. AF Form 1487 may be routed through channels to the Installation Commander for correction of hazards or deficiencies, when deemed necessary by the Fire Chief.
184.108.40.206.1. AF Form 1487 carbon sets contain three copies. The first copy is sent to the functional manager. The second copy is issued to the facility or building manager or their alternate. The third copy is kept in the Fire Prevention Office suspense file.
220.127.116.11.2. AF Form 1487 gives the functional manager all the information needed for them to understand what the hazard or deficiency is, what corrective action is necessary, how to begin corrective action, and how and where to send replies to close out the Fire Prevention AF Form 1487 suspense. Instructions for completing the form are on the back of the form.
18.104.22.168.3. The functional manager starts immediate correction of fire hazards and processes fire deficiencies according to AFI 91-301.
3.4.3.Blocking of Fire Exits. Do not lock, block, obscure, or obstruct exits during hours of operation. Keep aisles, foyers, lobbies, and areas leading to exits clean and free of obstructions. When movable chairs and tables are used, they must be arranged to maintain aisles to exit ways. All exits are checked daily before opening, to ensure doors are unlocked and panic hardware and emergency exit lights are functioning properly. Snow and ice are removed to permit safe exit in the event of an emergency.
3.4.4 (Added). Curtains, Drapes, and Other Decorations. Use only noncombustible or flameproof curtains, drapes, and similar material in all facilities.
3.4.5 (Added). Authentic Standards. In the absence of specific Department of Defense or Air Force directives, policies, etc., on fire prevention criteria, the NFPA criteria applies. Hazardous conditions of a peculiar nature for which a criteria has not been established or published must be assessed and a final decision is made by the Fire Chief based upon sound judgment.
3.4.6 (Added). Maximum Occupancy and Capacity. Maximum capacity of occupant load must be posted in the Fire Prevention folder and Facility Folder in Fire Prevention. The occupant load must not exceed the maximum set forth in NFPA Code 101, Life Safety Code. Assistance for computing capacities may be requested from the Fire Prevention Element. The capacities must not exceed the number of fixed seats in the auditorium, bowling lanes, dining hall, gymnasium, and other like facilities.
5 (Added). Fire Apparatus Priority. All fire apparatus must have the right-of-way over all other traffic. When the vehicle siren or red light is on, traffic must clear all intersections, pull to the right, and come to a complete stop. Under no circumstances will anyone other than ambulances, security police, and authorized personnel follow any closer than 500 feet behind the fire apparatus responding to an emergency.
6 (Added). Authority to Commandeer. The Fire Chief or incident commander may commandeer available military vehicles, equipment, materials, and personnel considered necessary for the prompt control and extinguishment of fires or rescue of personnel. They may also seek voluntary civilian help including mutual aid.
7 (Added). The 302d Airlift Wing, Operational Support Airlift Commad, DET 1, 94th Airmanship Training Squadron, and DET 1, 21st Operations Group, must develop an operating instruction to:
7.1. Ensure maintenance officers develop plans to stop the spread of fire on or around aircraft, including the removal of aircraft from areas involved, and provide for definite assignment of teams for aircraft removal and the operation of supporting equipment in case of a fire.
7.2. Ensure all personnel exercise their appropriate operating instruction on fire prevention at least annually or more frequently, if required.
7.3. Inform all maintenance personnel of their responsibilities to immediately report all fuel spills to the fire department. When a fuel spill occurs under an aircraft, all maintenance must be stopped and heat producing devices extinguished or turned off. Operating aircraft must be immediately shut down. One person is designated by the aircraft crew chief to stand by with a portable, wheeled-type, fire extinguisher until the fire department arrives on the scene.
7.4. Inform all personnel to conform to the Spill Prevention and Response Plan for all fuel and oil spills. This material must be cleaned up and disposed of by each squadron in accordance with Operation Plan (OPLAN) 419-2.
8 (Added).The Commander, 21st Medical Group, designates one ambulance and crew to respond to fires or emergencies when requested by the incident commander.
9 (Added).The Commander, 21st Security Police Squadron:
9.1. Dispatchs patrols to the scene of fire and emergencies to provide traffic control, security, and personnel control.
9.2. Notifies the 21 CES Fire Protection Flight Communications Center when streets are blocked.
9.3. Prohibits parking within 15 feet of any fire hydrant, fire department connection, fire lane, or area that blocks the way of emergency fire vehicles.
9.4. Ensures scheduled security patrols routinely observe buildings and facilities during the night and other extended closed periods. Reports notice of any potential fire hazards at once to the Fire Department Communications Center.
9.5. Notifies the base photographer and provides on-base transportation to the fire scene.
10 (Added). Commander, 21st Civil Engineer Squadron:
10.1. Operations Flight (CEO):
10.1.1. Submits AF Form 332, Base Civil Engineer Work Request, to the Fire Protection Flight,
21 CES/CEF, for coordination and review before processing.
10.1.2. Establishes priorities for work requests identified in the Hazard Abatement and Fire Safety Deficiency Programs.
10.1.3. Notifies the Fire Protection Flight Communications Center, ext 6-7354, when fire protection or detection systems or fire hydrants must be put out of service or returned to service.
10.1.4. Provides support, as required, for heavy equipment at the scene of fire or emergency.
10.1.5. Prioritizes service calls that are certified as fire safety hazards. Does not assign them as routine work requests.
10.1.6. Notifies the Fire Protection Flight Communications Center when the water supply drops below minimum standards for fire protection.
10.2. The Base Housing Officer (CEH):
10.2.1. Submits a weekly list of new military family housing occupants, including quarters addresses and duty phone numbers, to the Fire Protection Flight Fire Prevention Office.
10.2.2. Lists occupants for the Fire Protection Flight, either by computer local area network or a written list.
10.3. Resources Flight (CER):
10.3.1. Real Estate: Notifies the Fire Protection Flight Prevention Office of any changes to building designation, use, occupancy change, or disposal.
10.3.2. Maintains and supplies to the fire department a current building custodian list.
10.4. Engineering (CEC):
10.4.1. Engineering Element. All project specifications and drawings, including Nonappropriated Fund and Army/Air Force Exchange Service, are reviewed and coordinated with the Fire Protection Flight. Reviews are conducted at pre-design, 15%, 35%, 50%, 90%, 95%, and 100% design, and upon completion of design. A minimum of three working days is allowed for review of plans by the Fire Prevention Office.
10.4.2. Upon completion of work on projects involving fire suppression or detection systems, notifies the Fire Protection Flight Fire Prevention Office of the time for the final test to permit representatives of the Fire Protection Flight and the appropriate Civil Engineer flight to participate in the system inspection.
10.4.3. Notifies the Fire Protection Flight Fire Prevention Office of pre-design meetings for Corps of Engineer projects.
10.5. Facility Maintenance (CEOF):
10.5.1. Ensures the rapid response of an alarms systems technician, electrician, and craftsman with proper tools and equipment to each fire incident, if deemed necessary by the senior fire officer.
10.5.2. Notifies the Fire Protection Flight Communications Center/Alarm Room when fire protection systems or fire hydrants must be out of service, or when roads or streets are blocked.
11 (Added). Officer in Charge, Weapons and Training Flight:
11.1. Notifies the Fire Protection Flight Communications Center when the fire symbol changes on any storage or operational facility within the munitions storage or holding areas.
11.2. Notifies the Fire Protection Flight Communications Center/Alarm Room when munitions are transported on base by commercial carrier and when they are transported to and from storage areas and munitions holding areas.
12 (Added). The Commander, 21st Communications Squadron:
12.1. Ensures personnel installing communications cables do not breach any fire or smoke walls or partitions. These walls are extremely important to the fire safety of all facilities.
12.2. Ensures any holes made through fire or smoke walls for installation of communication cables are patched in accordance with the National Fire Codes when the job has been completed.
13 (Added).Fire and Evacuation Drills:
13.1. Occupants of any building alerted to the possibility or presence of a fire evacuate to a safe distance and do not reenter until the senior fire officer declares the area safe. Fire evacuation plans are required in facilities where egress is not evident. Fire prevention specialists must identify those facilities having this requirement.
13.2. Fire and evacuation drills must be held as listed below:
13.2.1. Monthly - Child Care Center or nurseries and Youth Center.
13.2.2. Quarterly - Health care, public assemblies, hangars, maintenance and industrial facilities, and recreation facilities.
13.2.3. Annually - All base facilities where personnel have a manned duty station.
13.3. The installation Fire Chief or designated representative can, in the interest of life safety, conduct fire evacuation drills in any facility or area at his or her discretion.
13.4. Drills are recorded by the facility or building manager in his or her fire prevention folder and are reviewed by the fire prevention specialist for authenticity at time of inspection. Required frequencies can be increased, but not decreased, by the functional manager or facility manager, if conditions warrant.
13.5. The base Fire Protection Flight Fire Department provides assistance in conducting fire drills upon request. Call the Fire Prevention Office at ext 6-4255.
14 (Added).False Alarms:
14.1. Unscheduled drills or test runs of firefighting and rescue vehicles not coordinated with the Fire Chief are prohibited.
14.2. Any individual, military or civilian, tampering with installed fire suppression or detection systems, to include resetting fire alarm systems, fire hydrants, or turning in a false alarm may be prosecuted under Colorado Statute 18-8-111, or the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Violation of these statutes is a felony in the third degree and, upon conviction, is punishable by incarceration not to exceed five years.
15 (Added). Fire Extinguishers. Unit commanders, unit supervisors, and facility or building managers are responsible for all first-aid firefighting equipment located within their specific areas of responsibility.
15.1. Fire department personnel issue and install first-aid firefighting equipment in accordance with Air Force and National Fire Protection Association criteria with the exception of fire extinguishers that are a component part of equipment, vehicles, aircraft, and machinery, etc. The using agency is required to procure portable fire extinguishers for new facilities or to fill a new requirement. Relocation and transfer of fire extinguishers without the coordination of the fire department is prohibited, no matter who purchased the extinguisher.
15.2. Frequent monthly inspections of fire extinguishers are required by the facility or building manager to ascertain their proper locations, clearances, and serviceability. Loss of air pressure, broken seals, partial use, and weight inspection requirements are justifications to classify a fire extinguisher unserviceable. Frequent inspections of fire extinguishers located on the flight line and other aircraft parking areas are done by the respective supervisors of the using organizations. Minimum inspection frequency is monthly.
15.3. Fire extinguishers requiring maintenance are brought immediately to the fire department by the using organization.
15.4. Fire extinguishers must not be used for any purpose other than control of fires. Supervisors must ensure all personnel under their jurisdiction are familiar with the location and use of all fire extinguishers. Fire extinguishers are hung or placed at least four inches off the floor and no higher than five feet to the top of the extinguisher. The Fire Chief or his designated representative is responsible for placement and inspection of all fire extinguishers.
15.5. Unit commanders or unit supervisors must make arrangements with the Fire Prevention Office, extension 6-4255/4242, for fire extinguisher demonstrations to all personnel in their organizations at least annually.
16 (Added). Control of Smoking:
16.1. Smoking, striking of matches, use of mechanical lighters, or other flame producing devices are prohibited on the flight line within 50 feet of an aircraft, or in any area throughout the flight line which could constitute a serious hazard. Smoking or the use of an open flame device is also prohibited in any building, structure, or room (including miscellaneous supply rooms) used for storage, repair, industrial processing, servicing, testing, or fabrication unless approved as stated in paragraph 16.2. of this supplement.
16.2. Smoking may be permitted in certain designated buildings, structures, or rooms in accordance with AFI 40-102 and appropriate fire regulations. Approved smoking areas must be plainly marked by the facility or building manager. Approved areas must be suitably marked by placards or similar means, and must be properly separated from all combustible material. Fire prevention specialists void any approved smoking area at any time if they determine safe conditions are not being maintained or in places where combustibles may become ignited or flammable vapors may exist.
16.3. Controlled smoking areas are supervised by the facility or building manager. Matches and cigarettes must be disposed of in an approved noncombustible receptacle located in the controlled smoking areas.
16.4. Smoking, striking of matches, or operation of mechanical lighters is prohibited within 50 feet (100 feet if so indicated) of:
16.4.2. Aircraft repair docks.
16.4.3. Paint and dope shops.
16.4.4. Petroleum, oil, and lubricants storage and dispensing areas (100 feet).
16.4.5. Fuel dispensing vehicles or fueling and refueling operations (100 feet).
16.4.6. Flammable liquids.
16.4.7. Vehicle maintenance or similar facilities of an extra hazardous nature. "No Smoking" signs must be conspicuously posted in all buildings, structures, or rooms where smoking is prohibited.
16.5. Smoking by persons reclining in bed is prohibited.
16.6. Personnel who cause damage or destruction to government property due to careless smoking practices may be held peculiarly liable.
16.7. The use of candles, incense burners, or other hazardous open flame devices in any building or facility is prohibited without specific permission of the Fire Chief or a designated representative.
17.1. Steel wool and rags, clean or soiled, must be stored in separate metal containers with self-closing lids when not in use. At no time will steel wool or rags be stored in combustible containers. When bundles or boxes of clean rags are opened, the entire contents must be immediately placed in a covered metal container. Containers used for the storage of steel wool or rags must be identified as to their contents on the outside.
17.2. Only approved metal containers are used for the disposal of waste materials in industrial facilities. All waste containers must be emptied at the end of each work day or shift or more often, if necessary.
17.3. Refrigeration units, electrical motors, appliances, and other such equipment must be kept free of excessive accumulation of oil, dust, and dirt at all times.
17.4. Rubbish, paper, dry grass, and other combustible waste materials must not be allowed to accumulate under and around any buildings or areas.
17.5. Outside trash containers and dumpsters are located in such a manner as to prevent the spread of fire to any nearby facility. Trash pickup points must be established at least 20 feet from any facility or structure.
17.6. Facilities such as carpenter shops and metal working shops, that are subject to excessive accumulation of dust, must be cleaned from ceiling to floor at regularly scheduled intervals to reduce the possibility of dust explosions.
17.7. Any holes in interior walls must be promptly reported to the Civil Engineer Squadron via a service call. At no time will trash be disposed of in such openings.
17.8. Corridors, hallways, stairwells, or any path of egress must remain clear of combustibles, flammables, and other materials that could contribute to fire or obstruction.
17.9. Combustible materials, supplies, gasoline powered equipment, and flammable liquids used for self-help projects or regular use must not be stored or used in mechanical rooms, boiler rooms, attics, and other areas of the facility unless specifically designed for that purpose.
17.10. Combustible materials must have a minimum clearance of at least six inches from steam pipes.
17.11. Combustible decorations, i.e., fishnets, parachutes, sheets, carpeting, curtains etc., must not be placed on ceilings or walls.
17.12. Janitorial supplies and equipment rooms are kept in order at all times. Mops and dust mops must be hung up to prevent the head from resting on the floor.
18 (Added).Warehouses and Buildings Used for Storage, Packing Materials, and Waste:
18.1. A minimum of 36 inches must be maintained between stacked supplies and fire sprinkler heads, and a clearance of 18 inches must be maintained from light fixtures.
18.2. Supplies must not be stacked within 24 inches of fire extinguishers, fire alarm boxes, sprinkler valves, electrical panels, or evacuation routes.
18.3. Doors in storage buildings or warehouses must not be blocked unless written approval is granted by the Fire Chief. All such blocked doors must be conspicuously marked on the outside by a sign with 4-inch letters stating "DOOR BLOCKED."
18.4. Combustible materials used for packing such as excelsior, shredded paper, etc., must be stored in a fire resistant location. Supply of materials in immediate use must be in metal lined containers. The covers for the containers must be self-closing or equipped with fusible links so as to automatically close in case of fire.
18.5. To reduce the fire hazard, only a minimum of combustible packing materials can be kept on hand in storage areas.
18.6. Fire doors must not be blocked in the open position at any time by any means (NFPA 80).
19 (Added). New, Modified, and Self-Help Construction:
19.1. All buildings are given a fire resistance classification of combustible or noncombustible. The modification of a building or installation of combustible ceilings, walls, etc., downgrades the building classification; therefore, the installation or erection of combustible structures inside noncombustible rated buildings is prohibited.
19.2. Written permission must be obtained from 21 CES/CC before making any modification to existing buildings.
19.3. All requests for self-help work must be submitted on AF Form 332. Failure to have an approved AF Form 332 can cause the modification, etc., to be removed from the facility.
20 (Added). Aircraft Style Heaters:
20.1. The use of aircraft style heaters, used primarily for warming aircraft engines, is prohibited for space heating within or adjacent to a combustible structure in which combustible materials or equipment are stored or used. Exception to this rule is when the Installation Commander considers heating the structure vital to the mission or health of personnel. This will be authorized only when the following procedures are accomplished:
20.1.1. Before heaters are used, a fire prevention specialist inspects the building and area. Heaters are protected by conveniently located first-aid and firefighting equipment.
20.1.2. Heaters must be located at least 25 feet from the structure and supervised by fully qualified operators while in use.
20.1.3. Cool heaters before refueling. Never refuel heaters while still in operation.
21.1. Electrical installation, alterations, and repair must be done only by qualified electricians assigned to or authorized by the Base Civil Engineer.
21.2. Electrical extension cords must be plugged into installed electrical outlets only and must not be attached to lighting fixtures.
21.3. Frayed, broken, or otherwise faulty electrical wires or extension cords must be replaced immediately or removed from use. Splices are not permitted in any electrical cords or wires.
21.4. Only fused or breaker type multi-outlet extensions are authorized for use. Multi-outlet adapters for wall outlets and small gauge wire multi-outlet extension cords, commonly sold in stores, are prohibited according to AFOSH Standard 127-66.
21.5. Extension cords must be proper gauge and one continuous length. Extension cords must be protected against mechanical damage and not permanently affixed with nails or tacks. They must not run through walls, windows, ceilings, floors, under rugs or carpets, or through doorways and must not be used in place of permanent wiring.
21.6. Blown fuses must not be bridged with any item, nor will circuit breaker switches be taped or tied to prevent their tripping. Only fuses of proper amp-rate will be used in fuse boxes. When a fuse has blown, the source of the discrepancy must be detected and corrected before replacing the fuse.
21.7. Exit lights must conform to NFPA 101 and Engineering Technical Letter 94-5. It is the responsibility of the using organization to ensure these lights are inspected daily and are in operating condition.
21.8. Emergency lighting with battery backup must be strategically located in buildings, when applicable, to provide adequate illumination for rapid and safe evacuation of building occupants in the event of power failure or other emergencies. Candles must never be used for emergency lighting purposes.
21.9. Light bulbs used in small closets must not exceed 40 watts, and light bulbs in lamps must not exceed the wattage specified on the lamp. Lamps must not be used without shades attached.
21.10. Only approved explosion-proof electrical appliances and equipment will be used in areas where flammable vapors may exist. This requirement includes spark and dust producing equipment such as grinders, drills, saws, sanders, lathes, etc.
21.11. Radios, stereos, TV equipment, and other such appliances must be properly cased during operation, unless they are in an authorized repair shop.
21.12. Only higher voltage receptacles that permit the plugging in of a standard 110/125 volt plug will be marked with the higher voltage output designation.
21.13. All electrical motors and appliances must be properly grounded and kept free of lint, grease, and other foreign materials.
21.14. Privately owned refrigerators, other than new, installed in dormitories, shops, and offices require inspection, approval, and certification by Civil Engineer Zone personnel before installation and use.
21.15. All portable electric heaters must have a safety switch that turns the unit off when turned over.
21.16. All appliances not in use must be unplugged from electrical source.
22 (Added). Cooking:
22.1. Hot plates and cooking or heating devices are prohibited in dormitories, transient quarters, and other base facilities unless designed with kitchen cooking equipment.
22.2. Coffee makers must be Underwriters Laboratory listed and placed on a noncombustible surface, 12 inches away from combustible materials.
22.3. Microwave ovens are permitted in break rooms of facility work centers and in break rooms of dormitories. Microwave ovens in dormitory rooms are restricted to residential types only. Before installation, Civil Engineer Zone personnel will inspect the designated electrical circuit for operational capability.
22.4. Care is exercised to ensure that cooking vessels are not filled above a safe capacity with cooking liquids, oils, or grease. Cooking oil must be changed frequently to prevent its reaching a low flash point.