Can you correctly answer TRUE or FALSE for each question below?
1. Fire requires fuel, oxygen and heat for ignition to occur. Taken any one away and the fire cannot occur.
8. Keeping the work area free of litter is one way to help prevent fires.
9. Gasoline-powered equipment can be refueled while hot if refueling is done in a well-ventilated area.
11. Unusual odors from electrical equipment can be the first sign of a potential fire.
12. If the fire you are fighting begins to spread, leave the area and call for help.
14. Do not use water extinguishers on energized electrical equipment.
15. An Emergency Action Plan should designate one person to evacuate all disabled people in the building.
16. Fire drills are necessary to test the Emergency Action Plan.
17. The last person to evacuate a room should lock the door to prevent vandalism or theft of equipment.
18. Elevators may be used to evacuate a building as long as they remain operable.
20. As soon as you evacuate a burning building, go home. No need to hang around.
Ask them to complete this checklist
|HOME FIRE SAFETY CHECKLIST|
|Have you planned at least two ways to get out of every room in your home?|
|Do you keep exit routes clear in your home?|
|Do you know how to notify your fire department quickly and correctly in case of fire?|
|ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN||YES||NO|
|Do you make it a rule never to leave small children alone or unattended?|
|Do your baby-sitters (and you) know the first rule of safety in fire emergencies? —Get everybody out fast, and don't go back in.|
|Do you show your baby-sitters the escape routes from your home, and give instructions on the correct way to report a fire?|
|HEATING AND COOKING||YES||NO|
|Are furnaces, stoves and smokepipes kept in good repair and located far enough away from combustible walls and ceilings so that they do not create a hazard? Use a fireplace screen to prevent sparks from flying.|
|If you have portable space heaters in your home do you see that they are properly maintained and located? Keep portable space heaters away from people, curtains, and furniture.|
|Do your sleeves get into things when you cook? Wear tight-fitting clothing when you cook.|
|Can you stop a cooking fire safely? Smother a pan fire with a lid. Never use water. If cooking oil starts to smoke, turn down the heat. Don't throw whatever's handy on the counter, such as dumping flower from the bag, on the fire (explosion!)|
|Do you see that extension cords are never run under rugs or hooked over nails? Avoid using extension cords wherever possible (especially small-wired cords use with high-wattage appliances.)|
|When the breaker "trips" or a fuse blows, do you investigate WHY it happened? If a fuse blows (or a breaker "trips"), find the cause. Remove excess appliances (lamps, stereo components, space heaters, etc.) from a breaker circuit that frequently "trips".|
|Is your TV well ventillated? Allow air space around the TV to prevent overheating. If it doesn't work right, it can be a fire danger.|
|Do you keep rubbish cleaned out of the attic, basement, closets, garage and yard? Sort and remove rubbish. Don't store things near the furnace or heater.|
|Are gasoline and other flammable liquids stored in safety cans, and kept well away from both heat and children? Move flammable liquids away from heat. Do not store flammable liquids in the home. Keep them stored outside and away from the house in a separate storage building. Don't fill a hot lawn mower or other motor; let it cool first.|
Having a fire drill is fun and a great way to end the class!!!!
If allows, teach them how to build a fire
with only three matches. There’s two type of fires
1) Cooking – build it like a square box.
2) Bone fire – build it like an Indian hut where the
woods stand up in a triangle.