Leading Causes of Wildfires in Oregon

This Leading Causes of Wildfires in Oregon lesson plan also includes:

You've heard of "wildfire season," but what types of weather and conditions lead to increased wildfires? Young firefighters learn about common sources of wildfires, safe ways to clear debris near their homes, and the most effective ways to extinguish fires before they get out of control.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Bring to a unit on fire safety at home and when camping
  • Encourage your class to create fliers about safe and effective ways to practice fire safety in their neighborhood, including burn barrels and clearing debris
  • Arrange a tour with your local fire station to discuss additional ways to keep safe during wildfire season and windy weather
Classroom Considerations

  • Some of the information is written about Oregon specifically, but most of the resource is applicable to other areas as well
  • Worksheets are in color; use them as projections or print out a few copies in color for small groups to share
Pros

  • Comes with learner worksheets for practice
  • Provides additional resources for extension activities
  • Includes helpful tips for fire safety and prevention
Cons

  • None