English Culture Videos

"Fire Safety"

Instructions: Watch this video on fire safety and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

Randall installed ladders because ______.

Randall's second point is to have a good fire extinguisher and _____.

Batteries in smoke detectors should be replaced _____.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

Use the Internet and find the best types of fire extinguishers and smoke detectors that are available in your area. What features do they have that make them effective? How much do they cost? Where should such devices be placed in a home or apartment? How many should you install based on your home or apartment size?

Video Script

Hi, I'm Randall, and today I'd like to talk about home and fire safety.

And first of all, in our home, we have installed these small ladders, right down here, and you can see the bedroom window. And we've installed those just in case you can't get out of your front door.

Number two: Make sure that you have at least one good fire extinguisher and you know how to use it.

Number three: Make sure you have installed fire and smoke detectors in your home and change those batteries once a year.

And finally, instead of trying to put out a big fire yourself, call your emergency number and get out.