Concern: Swansfield Elementary School: May 16th, 2019 (CXXSES20190000D2)

1st Grade/Kindergarten
Date of IEQ Report Form
Date of Report
May 17th, 2019
A fire extinguisher was accidently discharge on May 15, 2019.
IEQ Investigation Process

Identify deficiencies that may impact IEQ and/or sources of odor concerns. Typically includes the following depending on the nature of concern, but not limited to:

  • interview/questionnaire of concern individual(s)
  • inspection above drop ceiling (condition of roof deck, pipe insulation, return air plenum)
  • inspection of ventilation system (operation of variable air volume box and outdoor air dampers, check controls, measurements of carbon dioxide, temperature and relative humidity, sources near outdoor air intake, measure return and supply air volume, cleanliness of coils, liner and condensate pan)
  • inspection of exterior
  • inspection below drop ceiling (housekeeping, sink and floor drain traps, signs of past and present moisture concern via visual and/or moisture meter, mold growth, ensure connection of current and capping of abandoned sanitary vents, odorizers, excessive plants and fabric items, identify potential pathways, and measure volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide, and lighting)

Date(s) of Assessment: May 15 and 16, 2019

An ABC fire extinguisher (dry chemical) was discharged, primarily impacting one classroom and the central portion of a pod.

The Office of the Environment responded to the scene shortly after it was reported.

The Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Department was contacted and the HVAC system was shut down to prevent the spread of the discharged material.

A board-approved contractor was contacted to perform the clean-up. The area was contained and the ventilation system was sealed.

The areas were cleaned with a vacuum equipped with a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) air filter and then wiped with a special cloth to pick up any remaining residue.

Air Scrubbers equipped with HEPA filters were operated while work was being conducted.

The area was visually cleared by the Office of the Environment the morning of May 16, 2019, prior to school starting.

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