Backdraft: Fire Is a Living Thing
Chemistry → Oxidation-Reduction Reactions → Combustion
A fire investigator and a fireman are at the scene of an incident involving fire. The investigator explains how the backdraft likely occurred and starts a fire to illustrate to the fireman how a fire starts and spreads. He states that fire is a living thing, as it breathes and eats, and suggests that fire needs to be respected if you want to beat it.
Public Discussion Questions
What is needed in order for combustion to occur?
How is fire important to our society? How can it cause problems?
Why is it important to respect fire?