PART 1 (1500)Report on the task undertaken Introduction Community fire safety is a planned program of outreach, intervention and raising awareness to avert fire related deaths and to lessen the incidence, cost and risk of fire in the broader community. Community fire safety is aimed at reducing the hazard of fire happening and not simply attempting to fight fire once it has occurred. Residential fires, environmental and workplace fires lead to fatal and severe burn injuries. Fires also result to psychological distress, property loss and at times loss of life Fire and rescue service in UK has been recognized as an efficient public service and in the latest years has been working beyond its conventional role of fire suppression to making a broader contribution to community safety.
Fire and rescue services are engaged in home fire risk checks and installation of smoke alarms and several forms of fire to ensure that the community is safe from fire. What the task was about Prevention is a key way of eradicating conditions which might cause any form of fire. The purpose of the community fire safety project was to help students to establish a fire safe environment in schools and also at home and how to respond just in case of a fire.
The purpose of the information offered is to raise consciousness of fire safety as well as to lessen the figure of potential fire events in schools According to IFSTA, (2008), the general community particularly students does not retain a sufficient level of fire prevention and safety knowledge and thus engage in dangerous actions such as leaving cooking unattended and putting flammable materials close to fire sources which places them at a higher hazard of causing a fire.
Students, especially the younger children do not have adequate knowledge on fire safety and act in manners that places them at a higher hazards of fire related deaths and burns. Students have a higher fire risk as a result of their reduced capability to accurately respond in the incident of fires. The aim of the community fire safety project was to create awareness among individuals and to offer information on fire safety as well as ways of responding to a fire.
Apart from equipping people on fire knowledge, the community fire safety project was intended at modifying the behavior of people for them to be prevented and be prepared to appropriately respond to any form of fire. Fire disasters are hectic events because is they occur abruptly, are immense and need an instant response. Through creating awareness on response measures, people will be able to quickly evacuate form the origin of a fire. Therefore, adequate fire safety awareness is essential to inform individuals on the significance of instant evacuation from buildings of the fire origin.
The project was also aimed at mitigating the hazard of fire resulting to damage and loss of life and property. One significant objective of the project is to educate the general public to be self sufficient in securing their personal lives and helping others during emergency cases thus imparting education along with encouraging the general population to be more concerned with fire prevention and safety.