# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Assistant I Task 790479169

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify the principles of fire safety.


Identification should include the following elements related to the principles of fire safety:
  • Types of fires
  • Types of extinguishers
  • Use of extinguishers
  • Emergency fire rules for the specific healthcare facility

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why is there a need for different types of fire extinguishers?
  • What do the acronyms rescue.alarm.confine.extinguish (RACE) and pull.aim.squeeze.sweep (PASS) stand for?
  • How are alarm systems activated?
  • What are the procedures for evacuation in a variety of healthcare settings?
  • What are the priorities when a fire occurs?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).



The student will investigate and understand that experiments in which variables are measured, analyzed, and evaluated produce observations and verifiable data. Key concepts include
  1. designated laboratory techniques;
  2. safe use of chemicals and equipment;
  3. proper response to emergency situations;
  4. manipulation of multiple variables, using repeated trials;
  5. accurate recording, organization, and analysis of data through repeated trials;
  6. mathematical and procedural error analysis;
  7. mathematical manipulations including SI units, scientific notation, linear equations, graphing, ratio and proportion, significant digits, and dimensional analysis;
  8. use of appropriate technology including computers, graphing calculators, and probeware for gathering data, communicating results, and using simulations to model concepts;
  9. construction and defense of a scientific viewpoint; and
  10. the use of current applications to reinforce chemistry concepts.

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