Identify the types of fires and the methods used to extinguish them.
Identification should include the classifications of fires (A, B, C, D, and K), causes and prevention of fires, types of extinguishers, and, when possible, the demonstrated use of a fire extinguisher, in accordance with government regulations and instructor's guidelines.
- Why do fires have different classifications, and what are they?
- What is the fire triangle?
- What are the three things necessary to start a fire?
- Why is it important to know the classification of fire when trying to extinguish it?
- Why and how often should fire extinguishers be inspected?
- What are the classifications of extinguishers?
Related Standards of Learning
- designated laboratory techniques;
- safe use of chemicals and equipment;
- proper response to emergency situations;
- manipulation of multiple variables, using repeated trials;
- accurate recording, organization, and analysis of data through repeated trials;
- mathematical and procedural error analysis;
- mathematical manipulations including SI units, scientific notation, linear equations, graphing, ratio and proportion, significant digits, and dimensional analysis;
- use of appropriate technology including computers, graphing calculators, and probeware for gathering data, communicating results, and using simulations to model concepts;
- construction and defense of a scientific viewpoint; and
- the use of current applications to reinforce chemistry concepts.