Fire Prevention
Roads, Rails and Race Cars
 Cooking
 Heating
 Electrical
 Candles
 Smoking Materials
 Automobiles
Things that start fires…
Fast facts on fires
 Possible alcohol impairment was a factor in 1 in 5 home-
smoking related fires
 On average there ar...
Things that stop fires
 Sprinklers
 Fire Extinguishers
 There are different types
 Class A through K
 Fire Blanket
Things that prevent/contain fires
 Items with different materials
 Automatic doors
 Smoke alarms
The BIG event for fire protection…
 What big event caused the United States to look closer
into fire prevention and how t...
Aftermath from 9-11
New fire codes were established
Elevator shafts and stairwells have to be impact
resistant
More fir...
Fire Escape
 From 9-11, escaping from the building was a
major concern
 Take the paper that is given to you
 Draw out a...
What is an engineer’s role?
Examples of
engineering designs…
 Placement of doors for
easier, more effective
exiting as well as to limit
fire expansio...
Learning how to do it…
 Fire Protection and Safety Engineering
Technology
 Ability to:
 Anticipate, recognize and evalu...
Possible Careers
• Bachelor’s Degree
• $51,000-$63,000
Fire Protection
Engineer
• Bachelor’s Degree
• $49,000-$64,000
Fire...
We want to avoid this type of aftermath…
ACTIVITY: Build your Own Skyscraper!
 Use the Mega Blocks and Lincoln Logs provided
to build your own building (2-3 stori...
Fire prevention strategies
 Items with different materials
 Automatic doors
 Smoke alarms
Updated codes
 Elevator shaf...
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State Farm sponsored lesson: "Fire Prevention" is a PowerPoint for primary and secondary students that overviews facts on fire, fire prevention and updated fire codes. It also highlights careers in fire prevention. Additionally, this lesson can be paired with a "Build your Own Skyscraper" activity.

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Fire Prevention

  1. 1. Fire Prevention Roads, Rails and Race Cars
  2. 2.  Cooking  Heating  Electrical  Candles  Smoking Materials  Automobiles Things that start fires…
  3. 3. Fast facts on fires  Possible alcohol impairment was a factor in 1 in 5 home- smoking related fires  On average there are 32 home candle fires reported per day  62 percent of reported home fire deaths resulted in not having working smoke alarms  2 out of 5 fires at home start in the kitchen
  4. 4. Things that stop fires  Sprinklers  Fire Extinguishers  There are different types  Class A through K  Fire Blanket
  5. 5. Things that prevent/contain fires  Items with different materials  Automatic doors  Smoke alarms
  6. 6. The BIG event for fire protection…  What big event caused the United States to look closer into fire prevention and how to control it?
  7. 7. Aftermath from 9-11 New fire codes were established Elevator shafts and stairwells have to be impact resistant More fire prevention strategies implemented Buildings over 120 feet tall must have an elevator Can not have partially carpeted stairs
  8. 8. Fire Escape  From 9-11, escaping from the building was a major concern  Take the paper that is given to you  Draw out a map of a house or building  Make sure to show windows, doors, etc.  Mark off where each of the exits could be to escape from a fire
  9. 9. What is an engineer’s role?
  10. 10. Examples of engineering designs…  Placement of doors for easier, more effective exiting as well as to limit fire expansion  Covering the structure with flame resistant material
  11. 11. Learning how to do it…  Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology  Ability to:  Anticipate, recognize and evaluate fire hazards  Conduct a fire risk analysis  Conduct a forensic fire scene analysis  Apply appropriate codes and standards  Understand hazardous material handling and procedures
  12. 12. Possible Careers • Bachelor’s Degree • $51,000-$63,000 Fire Protection Engineer • Bachelor’s Degree • $49,000-$64,000 Fire Inspector • High School Diploma/G.E.D. • $32,000-$53,000 Fire Fighter • High School Diploma/G.E.D. • $33,000-$44,000 Construction Worker
  13. 13. We want to avoid this type of aftermath…
  14. 14. ACTIVITY: Build your Own Skyscraper!  Use the Mega Blocks and Lincoln Logs provided to build your own building (2-3 stories tall)  Make sure to account for the different techniques learned today  You need at least 4 fire prevention strategies/follow the updated codes
  15. 15. Fire prevention strategies  Items with different materials  Automatic doors  Smoke alarms Updated codes  Elevator shafts and stairwells have to be impact resistant  More fire prevention strategies implemented  Buildings over 120 feet tall must have an elevator  Can’t have partially carpeted stairs

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