ERIC Number: ED543605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1951
School Fire Safety. Bulletin, 1951, No. 13
Viles, N. E.
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency
School fires endanger pupils' lives and take annually a heavy toll in school property losses. If not controlled, these potentials may be changed quickly into serious losses. School officials, teachers, parents, and the public have an interest in school fire safety. Because of other interests and a lack of assigned responsibility in this area fire safety is too, often neglected. With effective and sustained school fire safety programs the fire hazards may be reduced to a minimum. School fire protection should begin with the planning of the building and should be a principal factor in many essential remodeling programs. It should be an integral part of all school-plant management programs. School activities should be so planned that the creation of fire hazards will be reduced to a minimum. In order to develop and maintain an adequate program of fire protection the school administrator should have some knowledge of the problems involved. The following information and suggestions are not intended on school fire protection to provide a complete list of all of the fire hazards found in schools or to indicate all possible corrections. It is hoped that, these suggestions will assist in directing attention to existing and potential fire hazards, and will indicate the need for adequate protection. The information outlined here should serve as source material for those responsible for school-plant fire safety. A bibliography is included. Individual sections contain footnotes. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational History, Fire Protection, School Safety, School Administration, Bibliographies, School Activities, School Buildings, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Facilities Planning, Facilities Management, Facility Requirements, Facility Guidelines, Structural Elements (Construction), Heat, Ventilation, Inspection, Hazardous Materials, Laboratory Safety, Safety Education, School Maintenance, Classrooms, Electronic Equipment, Records (Forms), Program Design, State Regulation
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Federal Security Agency, Office of Education (ED)