ERIC Number: ED174381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Fire Protection for Rural Communities.
Hagevig, William A.
Fire protection in rural Alaskan communities depends on individual home fire prevention and protection rather than on the services offered by a centralized fire department. Even when help is summoned to extinguish a blaze, aid does not come in the form of a cadre of highly trained firefighters; it comes instead from whomever happens to be in the area. In order to control and extinguish a fire in its early stages, citizens must have adequate warning that a fire has begun in a home and proper equipment readily at hand. This means smoke detection devices installed in all living units, as well as fire extinguishers placed in each home in the community. In the summertime, communities near a river or sea may utilize these water sources with portable fire pumps, hose and nozzles, but in the freezing temperatures of winter only fire extinguishers can be used. This manual on fire protection is divided into three sections. Dealing with firefighting equipment and methods, the first section discusses fire prevention, types of firefighting equipment, firefighting techniques, and care and maintenance of firefighting equipment. Section II explores four state assistance programs, i.e., State Fire Service Training Program and Division of Fire Prevention. The final section includes lists of fire equipment supply distributors, sample forms and applications, and audio-visual materials. The list of audio-visual materials includes synopses of 47 training films available from the Alaskan Department of Public Safety. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
Identifiers: Alaska; Firefighting Instructions
Note: Pages 46-53 may not reproduce well due to poor print quality and smallness of print; Revised version of a 1971 paper