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School Safety Lessons

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The Rapid City Fire Department teaches age-appropriate safety lessons in each elementary class. Below are disucssion ideas and videos to enhance our lessons.We can teach in-person or on-line. Request a class by completing the form below. 

Click here to view videos and activities we generally use in our children safety presentations! bit.ly/RCFD-kidvideos

 This link is for youth and adults and covers how to prevent cooking fires, the #1 cause of fire in Rapid City.  bit.ly/RCFD-kitchen

 

 Learn more about fire safety here.

Preschool

We learned:

  • Some things are hot, some things are sometimes hot, and some things are cold. 
  • Ask an adult before touching things that are sometimes hot, like bath water or food.
  • Tell an adult if you find something that is hot and dangerous, like a lighter or matches.
  • Adults should keep fire tools out of reach and out of sight, preferably in a cabinet with a child lock. 

For more, check out videos about things that are hot, cold, and sometimes hot as well as story apps and games at http://sparkyschoolhouse.org/#music-section

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Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade

We learned:

  • A Home Fire Drill or Family Escape Plan can help us prepare to escape a fire.
  • A home smoke alarm goes "beep, beep, beep" to warn me of poisonous smoke.
  • When the alarm sounds, I get up right away and go to my Outside Meeting Place.

We watched this video: https://youtu.be/8OVHhkqpZf8

 

 

Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grades

We learned:

  • Fire is very fast. It is deadly in only two minutes and the entire room can be on fire in three to four minutes. It can take three minutes for fire fighters to leave the fire station from the time the 9-1-1 call begins.
  • When the alarm sounds, get up and get outside right away, and wait at our Outside Meeting Place. If you cannot get out immediately, wait in a room with the door shut. Use a window to escape if it is safe. If you decide to wait in a room, keep the door closed at all times. 
  • Home fire sprinklers protect us from fire and poisonous smoke until firefighters can arrive.

We watched: https://youtu.be/w2r2qTAgUFM

 

 

For more, check out: NFPA escape planning at http://www.nfpa.org/escapeplan

 

Adults with Special Needs

We learned:

  • Fire is fast. When the alarm sounds, get up and get outside right away, and wait at our Outside Meeting Place. If you cannot get out immediately, wait in a room with the door closed. Use a window to escape if it is safe.
  • A good Outside Meeting Place is one place that everyone can find in an emergency and wait for help.
  • Fire sprinklers protect us from fire and give us more time to escape. They are important to protect people who cannot quickly escape alone.
  • Different alarms make different sounds to warn us of a fire; some even talk. If the sound of an alarm will not warn of us a fire, there are alarms with flahing lights when we are awake and alarms that vibrate the bed when we are alseep.
  • If there is fire in a pan on the stove, slide a lid or cookie sheet over the top and turn off the heat.
  • A fire extinguisher can put out small fires. Pull the pin, Aim at the base of the fire, Squeeze the handle, and Sweep from side to side (PASS).

We watched: Fire sprinklers and speed of fire at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNfQFL96H9c and a cooking fire story on WMAR at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0RgdYkc_Po

For more, check out: NFPA fire safety for people with disabilities: http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/people-at-risk/people-with-disabilities

 

College and Other Adults

We learned:

  • Fire is fast. When the alarm sounds, get up and get outside right away, and wait at our Outside Meeting Place. If you cannot get out immediately, wait in a room with the door closed. Use a window to escape if it is safe.
  • A good Outside Meeting Place is one place that everyone can find in an emergency and wait for help.
  • Fire sprinklers protect us from fire and give us more time to escape. They are important to protect people who cannot quickly escape alone.
  • Different alarms make different sounds to warn us of a fire; some even talk. If the sound of an alarm will not warn of us a fire, there are alarms with flahing lights when we are awake and alarms that vibrate the bed when we are alseep.
  • If there is fire in a pan on the stove, slide a lid or cookie sheet over the top and turn off the heat.
  • A fire extinguisher can put out small fires. Pull the pin, Aim at the base of the fire, Squeeze the handle, and Sweep from side to side (PASS).

We watched: Speed of fire and sprinklers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNfQFL96H9c, Fire sprinkler animation at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMNv7EOcFg4, Fire Extinguishers on ABC News at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw4uIiXUCY4, Cooking fire story on WMAR at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0RgdYkc_Po

For more, check out: NFPA safety information http://www.nfpa.org/public-education and select topic of interest.

 

Check out our workplace and other lessons here

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Monica Colby

Monica Colby is our Fire and Life Safety Specialist, working in the Fire and Life Safety Division of the Rapid City Fire Department.

[email protected]  605-394-5233 x6108

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