Umvoti fire protection awareness

2018-07-04 06:01
Learn more about safe fire fighting — join UFPA.

Learn more about safe fire fighting — join UFPA.

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WATCHOUT is an acronym used to remind fire fighters of potential dangers to their safety and to give advice on safe work.

Understanding the meaning of the acronym will help you perform a more comprehensive risk assessment.

WEATHER dominates fire behaviour, so keep informed.

Yiba nolwazi ngesimo sezulu ngoba isimo sezulu yiso esilawula umlilo.

ACTIONS must be based on current and expected fire behaviour.

Imizamo yokulwisana nemililo kumele ikubeke emqondweni wokuthi umlimo wenzani manje,ulindeleke wenzeni.

TRY out at least two safe escape routes.

Funeka kubenezindawo ezimbili eziphephile uma ukuthi umlilo uyashintsha.

COMMUNICATE with your FPO, your crew and adjoining crews.

Funeka uxoxisane neFPO yakho nabo bonke abalekelelayo emlilweni.

HAZARDS — beware of variations in fuels and steep slopes.

Qaphela ukuthi umlilo usha kanjani endaweni ezahluka hlukene, uma usha ehlathini, endaweni ezinyukayo.

OBSERVE changes in wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity and cloud.

Uqaphe njalo umoyaukuthi uyangaphi uyanyuka, ubheka amazinga okushisa ukuthi ayenyuka noma.

UNDERSTAND your instructions, make sure that you are understood.

Qikelela ukuthi uwuzwe kahle umyalelo emlilweni, noma uwunikeza abanye qinisekisa ukuthi bawuve kahle.

THINK clearly, be alert and act decisively before your situation becomes critical.

Cabangisisa kahle uphinde uthathe isinqumo esihlakaniphile phambi kokuthi kubhede kakhulu.

Learn more about safe fire fighting — join UFPA

Call: Avela Mana (FPO) on 076 154 1090

E-mail: umvotifpa.fpo@gmail.com

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