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Missouri Ecological Services Prepares for Fire and Emergency Situations
Midwest Region, April 25, 2007
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Elderine Milligan extinguishes a controlled fire outside of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offices.
- FWS photo
Elderine Milligan extinguishes a controlled fire outside of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offices.

- FWS photo

- Photo Credit: n/a

On April 25, Missouri Ecological Services staff were educated on survival tactics for fire and emergency situations by Assistant Fire Marshal of Columbia, Lieutenant Debbie Sorrell. Sorrell made the safety presentation to Missouri Ecological Services and surrounding offices.

 

As part of Sorrell’s presentation, participants saw how quickly fire can consume a room in the film, Fire in the Living Room.  After explaining the different classes of fire extinguishers,  Sorrell set a fire outside of the office building and each participant individually extinguished the fire using PASS (Push, Aim, Squeeze, and Sweep) directions . Participants also learned the importance of inspecting all fire extinguishers annually after one of the extinguishers in the fire drill failed to operate.

 

In the midst of severe weather season, employees also exercised a severe weather game plan and located the building’s Tornado Safety Area. Another safety session will be scheduled later this fall for those unable to attend. 


Contact Info: Larry Dean, 612-713-5312, Larry_Dean@fws.gov



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