Fire Awareness

In this part of the program we look at the general fire awareness that’s required to reduce the likelihood of fires occurring, which includes why fires occur, extinguishing methods and how a fire spreads.

Why fires occur

There are four major reasons why fires occur.

APATHY - having the ‘I’m all right or ‘it’s not going to happen to me’ attitude

IGNORANCE - not knowing what causes fires or not knowing how to use fire safety. Fire hazards and fire prevention has often not been taught

CARELESSNESS - not paying attention to little safety details. Negligence and recklessness with things they know are dangerous, and

ARSON - lighting fires intentionally for various reasons.