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Module 5: Fire Protection

5.2 Fire Watches


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Describe the duties for a fire watch


Recognize how to prevent and

extinguish fires
Explain the steps for monitoring hot
work
Describe fire fighting procedures
Outline personal protective equipment
Review training of a fire watch
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Define the look out responsibilities


Identify the signs of fire
State methods to extinguishing fires

quickly
Indicate how to be focused on areas
of fire watches
Outline the duties of the fire watch
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Figure 1 Fire watch keeping area damp to prevent flare ups

Figure 2 Applying water to maintain safety of workers in the


compartment

Figure 3 Fire watch on bank keeping bank wet with water

Figure 4 Cutters waiting for hot work above to be completed

Figure 5 Fire watch on lower compartment standing by

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Figure 6 Hot work inside compartment

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Figure 7 Fire team communicating with entry team

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Figure 8 Team leader checking around external area

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Figure 9 Fire suppression water being applied

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Figure 10 Insulation in a freezer compartment

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Molten steel from hot work inside compartment

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Figure 12 Double fire watch during hot work on beam

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Figure 13 Cutting cargo compartment with torches

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Figure 14 Fire crews dressing out

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Figure 15 Gasoline fire in test condition

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Figure 16 Slag hitting ground from hot work

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Figure 17 Hot work on propeller

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Figure 18 Close up view of slag flying from torch

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Figure 19 Fire extinguisher test

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Figure 20 Two personnel are training with fire extinguishers

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Figure 21 Fire watch watching cutter and hoses

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Figure 22 Trained fire watch crew monitoring hot work in


compartment

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Figure 23 Fire watch with charged fire hose

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Figure 24 Shows the barriers between compartments

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Figure 25 Surveying below decks prior to hot work

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Figure 26 Personnel exiting the vessel

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Figure 27 Water application on bank to reduce fires

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Worker safety is a
priority.

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