ERIC Number: ED543993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1962
Reference Count: 0
School Fires: Prevention, Control, Protection. School Plant Management Series. Bulletin, 1962, No. 6. OE-21017
Finchumn, R. N.; Boerrigter, Glenn C.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Fire safety in schools, long recognized as a serious problem by both public officials and lay citizens, is concerned with preventing personal injury or death and property damage or destruction. The responsibility for this prevention is lodged in many hands, but school officials having jurisdiction in the matter are usually charged with developing and implementing administrative policies governing appropriate procedures and actions. Basic information, however, is not always available to these officials. The purpose of the present bulletin, therefore, is to incorporate and consolidate in one volume the most recent developments concerning the nature and effects of fires, responsibility for school fire safety, fire hazards prevalent on sites and in buildings, acceptable housekeeping practices, and fire protective and extinguishment devices and equipment. The threat of fire can never be completely eliminated from school buildings, but its dangers can be minimized with sound planning. This may be accomplished by a three-prong attack: prevention, control, and protection. (Contains 160 footnotes, 10 tables, 2 charts, and 2 graphs.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Prevention, Administrative Policy, Fire Protection, School Buildings, School Safety, Public Officials, Educational Facilities, Facilities Management, Injuries, Administrator Responsibility, Equipment, Emergency Programs
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Guides - General; Historical Materials
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)