FIRE SAFETY AND PREVENTION
Presented by Sara Naylor and Robin Newberry
INTRODUCTION TASK PROCESS EVALUATION CONCLUSION CREDITS
Fires are very dangerous. Every year there are thousands of people who are either injured or killed in fires.
Even though fires are very scary, there are ways that we can stop them before they start. This is called fire prevention.
In this WebQuest, you will learn different fire hazards to look for in your house. Fire hazards are different things that could possibly start a fire if they are not taken care of. You will also learn what to do if a fire should start in your house. Knowing what to do could save both you and your family if you ever are in a fire.
This WebQuest was created for a third-grade audience, and meets the following Tennessee state standards for health:
Standard 11: The student will understand attitudes and behaviors for preventing accidents and injuries.
11.2 identify ways to reduce the risk of accidents and injuries.
Standard 13: The student will understand the appropriate action to take when personal safety is threatened.
13.2 demonstrates self-protection skills and identify appropriate resources for help.
The purpose of this WebQuest is to help children become familiar with fire prevention and safety. This WebQuest will allow students to find answers to the following questions:
Preceding events of instruction would include students having a clear understanding of how to navigate the Internet to locate specific Web sites. Students would also need to be aware of what is expected of them in answering fire safety questions, and how much detail is to be included. Students should also be familiar with general fire safety rules and guidelines.
In modeling a fire escape plan, the teacher might have a classroom discussion to develop a fire escape plan for the class. Students could give input and the teacher would draw/design the escape route on the chalkboard. The teacher could also ask questions during this process to determine the students understanding of the purpose of an escape route/plan.
Ensuing events of instruction would include a review of what students found in navigating fire safety websites (what did they learn that they didnt already know), as well as answering any questions they might have about fire safety. Students could be grouped into small groups to review individual fire escape routes theyve designed for their families. The fire prevention checklist and escape grid will be provided to students who may not have Internet access at home in order to obtain the materials.
This product should help improve learning by allowing students to actively participate in creating a fire escape plan for their families. In exploring the Internet to search fire safety Web sites, students will become aware of, and learn about, many fire safety issues. Students who are actively involved in the learning process are more likely to retain what theyve learned.
This activity might be improved or expanded by having students provide fire safety Web sites that are not listed in the WebQuest. Students might also be asked to provide a summary of one (or more) of their favorite fire safety Web sites.
1. Have students brainstorm fire
2. Group students into small groups to
allow for discussion about
students know concerning fire safety.
3. Students will then be assigned
a partner with whom to work.
4. Students will use the following
site to gather information to answer
questions concerning fire safety: http://www.statefarm.com/kidstuf/smoke/home/home.html
5. Conduct a whole group
discussion so that students can share
what theyve learned about fire safety.
Click on image above to learn about fire prevention. Click on image above to develop an escape route from your home.
Click on image above to learn how to stop, drop, and roll.
For the following questions, you will need to browse the following link: http://www.statefarm.com/kidstuf/smoke/home/home.html
Please answer true or false for the following statements.
1. It is okay for electric cords to be under carpets. _____
2. You need at least two escape routes from your home. _____
3. It is okay to go to bed or leave your house with candles burning. _____
4. For any type of fire, you call 911. _____
5. Space heaters MUST be kept away from walls, curtains, bedding, furniture and clothing. _____
Please provide answers for the following questions.
1. List at least two areas in your home that should have smoke alarms.
2. What three things should you do if your clothes are on fire?
3. List one common hazard from each of area of the home.
4. What are the three different types of fire extinguishers?
5. What should you do if you are trapped in your house, and the door is hot?
Do not _________________________________.
Place a ___________________ under the door.
Crawl to the nearest _________________ to escape.
___________________ for help.
Additional evaluation measures will include completing a fire safety checklist in their homes and preparing fire escape routes for their homes.
Through the different exercises presented in this activity, you learned what to look for to prevent fires, how you and your family can escape your house if it catches on fire, and other ways to keep yourself safe in the event of a fire.
Here are some additional Web sites you can look through to learn even more about fire prevention and safety. Have a good time browsing!
State Farm Insurance. (2003). Smoke detectives. Retrieved March 26, 2003, from
National Fire Protection Association. (2003). Sparky. Retrieved March 26, 2003, from
United States Fire Administration. (2003). USFAS kids page. Retrieved March 26, 2003,
Tennessee Department of Education. (2003). Curriculum standards. Retrieved March 26,
2003, from http://www.state.tn.us/education/ci/cistandards2001/health/cihlth35stand.htm