Identify the quickest, safest way to get out of the house from every room,including upper floors.
If your clothes catch fire - stop, drop, cover your face with your hands and roll to smother the flames. In a fire, the safest area for breathing is near the floor where the air is cooler and cleaner, so remember to crawl low in smoke. Call the fire brigade from a neighbour's house, public or mobile phone and wait for them to arrive. The Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authority Council (AFAC) recommends monthly testing of smoke alarms to ensure they are working correctly. Tangey, a filmmaker, managed to capture some very rare footage of the startling phenomenon while out scouting locations near Alice Springs, Australia, according to The Australian. Like the dust devils that spring up on clear, sunny days in the deserts of the Southwest, a fire devil is birthed when a disproportionately hot patch of ground sends up a plume of heated air.
Because fire devils are filmed even less often than they're seen, not much is known on the range of dimensions and speeds the phenomena can take on. Just ask Chris Tangey, the man who watched in awe as a 100-foot-high (30-meter-high) whirlwind of fire tore around a patch of Australian Outback on Tuesday (Sept. But while dust devils find their heat source in the sun, fire devils arise from hot spots in preexisting wildfires. A firehouse full of cross-curriculum activities and fire-related Web sites for Fire Prevention Week in October. Each year, children set more than 100,000 fires, according to the United States Fire Administration (USFA). Fire Prevention Week is a great time to review some basic fire safety facts with students across the grades, to check out some terrific fire safety Web sites, and to engage students in fire safety activities that get them talking and learning about the dangers of fire.


See the National Fire Protection Association's Fast Facts About Fire for more valuable information. Never stand up in a fire, always crawl low under the smoke and try to keep your mouth covered.
Finally, having a working smoke detector dramatically increases your chances of surviving a fire. The Web Site "The Great Chicago Fire and The Web of Memory" explores the historic fire in ways that engender rich Language Arts activities. Scroll down the page for some fun illustrations with tips from Buzzy the Smoke Detector, Reddy the Fire Extinguisher, Squirt the Water Drop and other fire safety friends. In 2012 there were 3,800 house fires resulting in the loss of 12 lives and causing property damage in excess of $97 million. One name for the event he recorded, a fire tornado, is a misnomer, according to Mark Wysocki, New York's state climatologist and a professor of atmospheric sciences at Cornell University.
Tangey's film might help to improve meteorologists' understanding of fire devils, according to Wysocki. The columns of spinning fire are much more similar to dust devils than tornadoes, Wysocki said.
Their most likely home, the blazing heart of a raging forest fire, is usually hidden from our view, Wysocki said. This year's Fire Prevention Week kit includes information about winter fire safety, holiday fire safety, spring storm fire safety, safety around fireworks, and more. Many of those deaths and injuries could have been prevented if people had a better understanding of fire. In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire.


Read aloud the brief story The Cow That Destroyed Chicago (or "Why We Celebrate National Fire Prevention Week").
Use the Fire Facts sheet from your Fire Prevention Week kit (see Resources) or click here for a copy that can be printed out and duplicated for use as a learning center activity. Invite a representative of the fire department to come into class to talk with your students. About 40 percent of fires that kill children under 5 years old are set by children playing with fire. Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600 degrees at eye level. If you wake up to a fire, you may be blinded, disoriented, and unable to find your way around the home you've lived in for years.
See Smokey Bear's Web site for additional activities, including a forest fire prevention quiz, a campfire word unscramble, and more fun games and activities. Informational packets that include fire-safety tips for parents and fun fire-safety activities for kids can be handed out. For older students, the code can be mixed up or students might create their own codes.) Then use the assigned code to write out some fire safety messages in number form.
Other codes for students to crack would translate to fire safety messages such as FIRE IS FAST!, TEST SMOKE DETECTORS ONCE A MONTH, and PRACTICE YOUR FAMILY ESCAPE PLAN.
Once complete, students should exchange illustrations and list the fire hazards in the picture they receive.



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