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Fire safety systems

In addition to the continuous monitoring carried out by the command and control centre, the facilities of UMinho have several safety mechanisms and systems, namely:

  • ​A cabinet with firefighting equipment containing a helmet, a Nomex flame resistant jacket, flame resistant gloves and a filter mask. 
  • A cabinet with equipment for the evacuation team containing reflective vests, flashlight for ATEX environments and evacuation confirmation stickers. 
  • A rescue vehicle properly equipped with foam equipment, fire hoses and fire nozzles.​ 
  • Means of first intervention, namely fire blankets, extinguishers, fire hydrants.​ ​Emergency and safety signs. 
  • Automatic fire detection system. 
  • Voice evacuation system 
  • Evacuation plan. 
  • Emerge​ncy plans​​​​.