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Committee Member’s duty in the event of a fire.

1 In the event of fire it is the primary duty of all concerned to prevent injury or the loss of life.

2 For this purpose as a Committee member should make certain that you are familiar with all the means of escape in case of fire and the location of fire fighting equipment

3 IF YOU DISCOVER A FIRE or one is reported to you, you should verbally raise the alarm immediately. If you feel that it is safe to do so, attempt to fight the fire using the equipment available. ONLY DO THIS IF THE FIRE IS SMALL AND CONTAINABLE. DO NOT TAKE RISKS. If this fails evacuate immediately.

4 Immediately after the alarm has been raised you should

(a) Check all rooms where it is safe to do so to ensure that no one is unaware of the fire, closing all doors after you and making sure that all doors immediately surrounding the fire situation are closed and

(b) Help ensure that older less able members and young people are assisted out of the building through the nearest exit on the opposite side of the fire.

(c) ENSURE THAT YOU OR A DESIGNATED PERSON HAS CALLED THE FIRE BRIGADE.

5 You should then proceed to the assembly point which is (ON THE PAVEMENT BY THE CLUB ENTRANCE) ALWAYS GO TO THE FRONT OF THE CLUB. NEVER GO TOWARDS THE CAR PARK.

6 NO ATTEMPT SHOULD BE MADE TO DRIVE CARS AWAY. THIS COULD BE DANGEROUS TO MEMBERS ESCAPING DOWN THE DRIVEWAY AND PREVENT THE FIRE ENGINE GETTING TO THE FIRE PROMPTLY.

7 A roll call should be carried out by a committee member with the help of all members with knowledge of those present. If it is a cabaret night the attendance/record book should be used to identify those present in their groups.