Title: Personal Safety Awareness (Revised 6/2010)
Teaching and Learning Domain: Cognitive
Time Required: 2 Hours
Materials: Appropriate visuals and chalkboard or easel pad
References: IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting (5th ed.)
Motivation: The fire and rescue service has acquired an unfortunate reputation of accepting injury and death as part of the job. This is unacceptable and must be turned around. Every member of the fire and rescue has a personal responsibility to make the job and the environment safer.
Student Performance Objective (SPO): Given information from discussion, handouts, and reading materials, describe and recognize personal safety concerns related to emergency operations that may require corrective action.
Enabling Objectives (EO): EO 1-1-1 Identify certain practices that could be considered unsafe and result in injury or death.
• Safety Awareness Checklist
- SAFETY AWARENESS CHECKLIST (EO 1-1-1)
This drill is intended to be conducted as an interactive discussion between the discussion leader (instructor) and the participants rather than a safety lecture. Everyone is expected to actively participate. This should be used a more of a brainstorming session with the possibility of getting new ideas to make the department safer. Care should be exercised to avoid criticizing any comments since this may inhibit participation.
The list is by no means all-inclusive and in only limited by the knowledge and expertise of the members.