Safety

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Superintendent: Saundra Frerichs, Lincoln

Rules

  1. Counties may enter one exhibit in each safety class for each 25 (or part thereof) current safety project enrollees in the county.
  2. All static exhibits must have received a purple ribbon at the county fair to advance to the State Fair.
  3. The Premier 4-H Science Award is available in this area. Please see General Rules for more details.

Classes

DIVISION 440

  • First Aid Kit - Class E440001 - (SF110) A first aid kit is a good way to organize supplies in an emergency. The kit should be assembled in a container appropriate for the kit’s intended use. A description of where the kit will be stored and examples of specific emergencies for that situation should be included in the exhibit. The kit should include a written inventory and purpose statement for included items. Items should cover the following areas: airway and breathing, bleeding control, burn treatment, infectious disease protection, fracture care and miscellaneous supplies. Use Citizen Safety manual, 4-H 425, pages 6 & 7 and score sheet SF110 for guidance. a. Kits containing any of the following will be automatically disqualified: 1. Prescription medications. (If the kit's purpose is to provide medication for someone with special needs, explain in the written description and inventory, but remove the medication.) 2. Materials with expiration dates on or before the judging date. (This includes sterile items, non-prescription medications, ointments, salves, etc. Articles dated month and year only are considered expired on the last day of that month.) 3. Any controlled substance.
  • Disaster Kit (Emergency Preparedness) - Class E440002 - (SF111) Disaster kits must contain the materials to prepare a person or family for emergency conditions caused by a natural or man-made incident. Selection of materials is left to the exhibitor. Family or group kits must have enough material or items for each person. A description of the kit's purpose, the number of people supported and a list of contents is required. Youth are encouraged to test their kit by challenging their family to try to survive using only the included materials for the designated time. If tested, share that experience in kit documentation. Please include an explanation of drinking water needs for your disaster kit. Do not bring actual water to the fair in the kit. Refer to score sheet SF111.
  • Safety Scrapbook - Class E440003 - (SF292) The scrapbook must contain 15 news articles from print and/or internet sources about various incident types. Mount each clipping on a separate page accompanied by a description of events leading to the incident and any measures that might have prevented it. The Scrapbook should be bound in a standard size hardcover binder or notebook for 8 ½" X 11" size paper. Correct sentence structure, readability and thorough explanations are an important part of judging.
  • Safety Experiences - Class E440004 - (SF 190) The exhibit should share a learning experience the youth had related to safety. Examples could be participating in a first aid or first responder training, a farm safety day camp, babysitting workshop or similar event; scientific experiment related to safety; or the youth’s response to an emergency situation. The exhibit should include a detailed description of the experience, the youth’s role, some evidence of the youth’s leadership in the situation and a summary of the learning that took place. Exhibits may be presented in a poster with supplemental Rev. 12/19/2014 documentation, a notebook including up to ten pages of narrative and pictures, or a multimedia presentation on a CD lasting up to five minutes.
  • Career in Safety - Class E440005 - (SF191) The exhibit should identify a specific career area in the safety field and include education and certification requirements for available positions, salary information, demand for the field and a summary of the youth’s interest in the field. Examples of careers include firefighters, paramedics, emergency management personnel, some military assignments, law enforcement officers, emergency room medical personnel, fire investigator and more. It is recommended youth interview a professional in the field in their research. Additional research sources might include books, articles, career web sites, job-related government web sites or interviews with career placement or guidance counselors. Exhibits may be presented in a poster with supplemental documentation, a notebook including up to ten pages of narrative and pictures, or a multimedia presentation on a CD lasting up to five minutes.

DIVISION 450

  • First Safety Poster - Class E450001 - (SF269) This is a home floor plan drawn to scale showing primary and secondary escape routes and where fire extinguishers and smoke detectors are located. Draw every room, including all doors and windows. Use black or blue arrows showing primary escape routes from each room. Use red arrows showing secondary routes to use if the primary routes are blocked. Primary and secondary escape routes must lead outside to an assembly location. Documentation should include evidence the escape plan has been practiced at least four times. Posters must be constructed of commercial poster board at least 11" x 14" but not larger than 22” x 28”.
  • Fire Safety Scrapbook - Class E450002- (SF270) The scrapbook must contain 10 news articles from print and/or internet sources about fires to residential or commercial properties or landscapes. Mount each clipping on a separate page accompanied by a description of events leading to the incident and any measures that might have prevented it. The Scrapbook should be bound in a standard size hardcover binder or notebook for 8 ½" X 11" size paper. Correct sentence structure, readability and thorough explanations are an important part of judging.
  • Fire Prevention Poster - Class E450003 - (SF268) Posters should promote a fire prevention message and be appropriate to display during National Fire Prevention Week or to promote fire safety at specific times of the year (Halloween, 4th of July, etc.). Originality, clarity and artistic impression will all be judged. Do not include live fireworks, matches or other flammable/explosive/hazardous materials. Any entry containing this material will be disqualified. Posters must be constructed of commercial poster board at least 11" x 14" but not larger than 22” x 28”.

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