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Lesson 16: What to Do During a Fire


This lesson teaches what to do to reduce the risk of injury during a fire. Students learn and practice staying low to avoid smoke and stop-drop-and-roll safety actions to follow if their clothing catches fire. They complete an activity sheet to reinforce their learning. The lesson also includes an optional review and practice of school procedures to follow in case of fire or another emergency.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Identify safety rules for being around fire.
  2. Demonstrate how to crawl low to avoid smoke from a fire.
  3. Demonstrate how to stop, drop and roll to put out flames.
  4. Optional: Demonstrate proper fire drill procedures.

Time: 30 - 50 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • S-4: Apply safety rules and procedures to avoid risky behaviors and injury.
  • S-5: Avoid safety hazards in the home and community.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.2.4: List ways to prevent common childhood injuries.
  • Standard 2: Analyzing Influences
  • Performance Indicator 2.2.2: Identify what the school can do to support personal health practices and behaviors.
  • Standard 4: Communication
  • Performance Indicator 4.2.3: Demonstrate ways to respond in an unwanted, threatening, or dangerous situation.
  • Standard 7: Practicing Health-Enhancing Behaviors
  • Performance Indicator 7.2.2: Demonstrate behaviors that avoid or reduce health risks.
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