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Escape! Because Accidents Happen -- Fire

Viewing Ideas


Before Watching

  1. Find out what students know about fire safety by having them imagine the following: You are in a packed movie theater when you hear someone yell "Fire!" Smoke begins filling the dark theater and confusion sets in as people struggle to move from their seats. What do you do? Have students describe how they would get themselves out safely. What problems might they face when trying to exit? What fire safety features would they want to be present in the building?

  2. Have students create a list of building features that address these three issues: preventing a fire, extinguishing a fire and evacuating a burning building (such as fire-resistant building materials, fire extinguishers and exit signs). As they watch, have students note technologies that help prevent fire, extinguish fire and evacuate people.

After Watching

  1. Have students review their lists of fire safety technologies and revise them based on their notes. What are the main features of fire prevention, extinction and evacuation that should be in every building?

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Escape! Because Accidents Happen -- Fire
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