It’s a simple chemical reaction that can reduce a forest to ashes in just a few hours. It requires oxygen to thrive, and can be extinguished three different ways. Read on to learn all about fire!
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1. Why are fire trucks red? At http://bit.ly/1V831bf you can learn about a fire department in Massachusetts explains why their fire trucks were originally colored red. The main reason? They are easier to see, and it’s a tradition.
2. What do fires look like from the sky? NASA has eyes in the sky that continually watch for fires. Want to see some photos? Visit http://go.nasa.gov/1jZesa2
3. True or false: a cow burned down Chicago. According to the History Channel http://bitly.com/1RF6BsB, this is most likely false. Legend holds that the blaze started when the family’s cow knocked over a lighted lantern; however, Catherine O’Leary denied this charge, and the true cause of the fire has never been determined.
4. Do some fire fighters start fires on purpose? Yes. At www.smokeybear.com you can learn about something called a prescribed fire… a small controlled fire started in order to prevent a larger one later on.
5. How much does a new fire truck cost? At http://bitly.com/1Mz5Hju you can see an advertisement for a fire truck called the “Cat Attack” that uses touch screen technology to fight fires. A new model can cost over $1 million dollars!
6. Who is the official mascot for fire safety and protection? Click on http://bit.ly/1qnpKRM to learn all about this funny character, then click on www.sparky.org to visit his website. Hint — he’s a dog, not a bear.
7. Can you name the three kinds of fire extinguishers? You’ll find the answers here http://bit.ly/1KKssy
Do you know what to do if your house catchs on fire? Find out at http://bitly.com/1HiKxi5
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