Creating a Fire-Safe Community: A Guide for Fire Safety by Tom Kiurski

By Tom Kiurski

All too frequently firefighters are referred to as on on the final minute to provide information regarding hearth protection. educating fireplace safeguard to the general public calls for formal education in fireplace schooling, which could no longer be available. This e-book is designed to aid anybody assigned to public fireplace schooling. how one can relate to audiences of all ages-whether it is giving a fireplace station journey, explaining hearth protection in colleges, fitting smoke detectors for the elderly-and make a long-lasting influence, person who might in the future retailer a lifestyles.

The info present in this e-book will assist you begin new hearth protection schooling program(s) or to enhance current ones. you are going to study some of the elements of fireside prevention and what makes public hearth schooling enjoyable and useful.

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Owning a dog is also a useful deterrent. As with other subjects of fire safety, some of the useful related topics include having a home escape plan, calling 911 in an emergency, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and survival techniques such as crawl low under smoke and stop, drop, and roll. Fire Academy for Kids At one point or another, most children dream of becoming a firefighter when they grow up. Who knows what sparks their interest? qxd 12/13/01 10:36 AM Page 12 Creating a Fire-Safe Community: A Guide for Fire Safety Educators sight of the truck, the flashing lights, or a brave firefighter battling flames to save a neighbor’s home.

If the facility is a hotel or a motel, consult the diagram of exits on every floor. As a manager or other employee of a hotel, you may be responsible for the safety of the guests. Sprinkler Systems • Sprinkler heads are activated by heat, and only those heads in close proximity to the fire will activate. • If there is a fire, unexplained smoke, or an odor of smoke, immediately begin evacuation procedures, and summon the fire department by pulling an alarm or calling on the phone. • Help any individuals who cannot exit on their own.

Impress upon the students the consequences of a home fire: that someone can get hurt or killed; the months needed to restore the damage; the displacement from home; the loss of time and money; the emotional cost. Draw a fire triangle on the board. The term tetrahedron may go over their heads, so keep it simple. Tell them that, chemically, three factors must be present for a fire to occur. Ask whether anyone can name them. Someone will probably give you the correct answers. Give examples of how each ingredient contributes to a fire.

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