Part of Lesson Plan: Fire Safety and Shop Emergencies
Activity Overview / Details
When students enter the room I either have the attached information on "types of fires" printed and hand it out to them or just projected onto the screen at the front of the room and tell them to write down the types and definitions. Either way, they will need this information in order to identify the types of fire emergencies that occur in the video we are going to watch together as a group to determine if they can accurately identify where they occur.
What the students don't know is, this video is from the old
television show In Living Color and has Jim Carey doing his Fire
Marshall Bill character setting up some precarious situations
involving fire safety for an actual classroom of "students". I have
found it to be a fun way to start our conversations about fire
safety and situations that can be prevented while still
illuminating real classifications of combustibles.
Show the video and have them identify each class of fire they observe on their notes and then discuss once the video is done. After this video, I ask for students to more seriously consider the video via a couple of minutes discussing some situations where we might not be paying attention but creating a fire hazard in the shop. Especially the mixture of hot metal (or sparks) and paper or some other fuel (clothing, oils, etc.) and various accelerants that might be common in our shop.
Seek out and check off safe items in the shop
- Fire Marshall Bill [ Watch Video ] [ Download Original Video ] This video has Jim Carey doing his Fire Marshall Bill character setting up some precarious situation involving fire safety. I have found it to be a good start to conversations about fire safety and situations that can be prevented.
- types of fires [ View Image ] [ Download Original ] these are the various types of fires with their respective classifications