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Creating a fire-safe community : a guide for fire safety educators
Kiurski, Tom.
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Publication Information:
Saddle Brook, NJ : Fire Engineering, 1999.
Physical Description:
ix, 196 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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All too often firefighters are called on at the last minute to present information about fire safety. Teaching fire safety to the public requires formal training in fire education, which may not be readily available. This book is designed to assist any person assigned to public fire education. Learn how to relate to audiences of all ages - whether its giving a fire station tour, explaining fire safety in schools, installing smoke detectors for the elderly - and make a lasting impression, one that could one day save a life. The information found in this book will enable you to start new fire safety education program(s) or to improve existing ones. You will learn the various components of fire prevention and what makes public fire education fun and worthwhile. Contents: Planning a public education presentation Basic fire safety concepts Schools Scouts Water safety Industrial safety Medical emergencies Evacuation drills Adult education Seasonal safety programs Preventing a poisoning Public service announcements Print messages Props, gifts, and books Games and tests Sample handouts.

Author Notes

Tom Kiurski has been in the fire service since 1981. He is a member of Livonia (MI) Fire and Rescue, where he serves as the director of fire safety education. He earned an associate's degree in fire science from Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, Michigan, a bachelor's degree in fire and safety engineering technology from the University of Cincinnati, and a master's degree in public administration from Eastern Michigan University. He teaches fire service-related courses at local colleges and fire academies and was a presenter at the 1998 and 1999 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 Planning a Public Education Presentationp. 3
Chapter 2 Basic Fire Safety Conceptsp. 11
Chapter 3 Schoolsp. 27
Chapter 4 Scoutsp. 51
Chapter 5 Water Safetyp. 65
Chapter 6 Industrial Safetyp. 71
Chapter 7 Medical Emergenciesp. 79
Chapter 8 Evacuation Drillsp. 85
Chapter 9 Adult Educationp. 97
Chapter 10 Seasonal Safety Programsp. 103
Chapter 11 Preventing a Poisoningp. 125
Chapter 12 Public Service Announcementsp. 129
Chapter 13 Print Messagesp. 147
Chapter 14 Props, Gifts, and Booksp. 153
Chapter 15 Games and Testsp. 163
Chapter 16 Sample Handoutsp. 175