ERIC Number: ED450070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Massachusetts Public Fire and Safety Education Curriculum Planning Guidebook. Second Version.
Massachusetts Department of Fire Services, Stow.
This updated curriculum planning guidebook is a resource for fire educators throughout the state of Massachusetts. It is designed to be a tool in efforts to: identify fire problems in the community; select appropriate behaviors and lessons to correct the fire problems; design fire education programs; and implement and evaluate the programs. The identification section provides information for identifying behaviors that need to be addressed in the community. The selection section describes how to conduct an inventory of the community's available resources to meet fire education needs. The design section is broken down into the categories of behaviors and resource lists, and it is divided by grades (preschool through grade 6). The implementation section explains how to produce and distribute materials, train and schedule fire educators, and obtain audience participation and cooperation. The evaluation section explains how to measure the impact of the fire education program. Three appendixes present: resources (a safety category index, behavior reference number index, and reference cards); a glossary; and information on lesson plans and lesson planning. (SM)
Descriptors: Community Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Fire Protection, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Safety Education
Department of Fire Services, P.O. Box 1025, Stow, MA 01775; Tel: 978-567-3381; Fax: 978-567-3199.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Department of Fire Services, Stow.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts