The community fire department special water hose nozzle for electrical fires was
not compatible with the plant's hose.
A fire watch, who normally has no other duties but to watch for potential fires,
had not been assigned.
Questions and answers
What are the immediate individual responses to a fire for the following personnel?
Person discovering the casualty. Report it to the Control Room at
Shift Supervisor. Notify all facility personnel, the fire department,
Reactor Operator. If necessary, scram the reactor. Carry out the
directions of the control room supervisor.
Shift Technical Advisor. Monitor the situation and advise the
control room supervisor as necessary.
Fire Brigade Leader. Report to the equipment locker and assemble
fire party. Coordinate fire fighting efforts. Keep the control room
Fire Brigade Team Member. Report to the equipment locker and
proceed as directed by the fire brigade leader.
How are the following casualty response elements coordinated with the
Knowledge of response capabilities. Contained in the Fire and
Compatibility of equipment. Contained in the Fire and Safety
Provisions for rapid facility access. Contained in the Facility
Definition of roles and responsibilities. Contained in the Fire and
Safety Manual and stated in the letter of agreement with the
State Department of Public Safety.
What additional steps need to be taken at your facility to enhance the operators'
ability to deal with this or a similar casualty? (List your ideas.)
Actions to take to minimize the effects of this kind of event at the facility