Fire Safety

Level: 1


  • Have the Red Alert Honor.
  • Tour a fire station or listen to a firefighter give a talk to your club or school.
  • Organize and conduct a fire drill at a school, church, or other public building. Develop an exit map for one of the buildings. What information should be put on the exit map?
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors:
    • What is a smoke detector and how does it work?
    • Where should smoke detectors be placed in the home?
    • What is a carbon monoxide detector and how does it work?
    • Where should carbon monoxide detectors be placed in the home?
  • Fire Extinguishers – Complete all of the following:
    • Know and understand the different classes of fires and the types of extinguishers needed to put them out.
    • With a qualified instructor, know how to use a fire extinguisher to put out a small fire.
    • Know when to quit attempting to put out a fire and evacuate. Discuss the reasons why keeping a clear exit is important.
    • Properly inspect a minimum of five (5) fire extinguishers in your school, church or other public building. Report your findings to your instructor or group.
  • Know what to look for during a fire safety inspection. Perform a fire safety inspection of your house and present your findings to your parents. Then perform a fire safety inspection of one of the following and present your findings to the leaders of the institution. Be prepared to give suggestions and answer questions that arise.
    • Your church
    • Your school
    • Other public building
  • What guidelines and precautions must you take before starting a camp or trash fire?
  • Serve your community in regards to fire safety by doing one of the following:
    • Provide smoke detector battery replacements for your neighborhood or community.
    • Assist an elderly neighbor in making their residence fire safe.
    • Participate in a fire safety awareness campaign in your neighborhood or community.
  • Discuss how the following Bible verses apply to fire safety, both temporally and spiritually.
    • Isaiah 43:2
    • James 3:5, 6

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