Project Information

George Washington High School
Health Services, Safety (such as Disaster Service)
English
School
09/27/2016
Project Ended
Darlene Respicio Eay Quichocho
Basic Information
Description
  • Department of Education/GWHS
    09/28/2016
    Darlene Quichocho
    10/03/2016
    6
    10/03/2016
    1
    13+
    9, 10, 11, 12
    Suitable for Persons with Disabilities
    No Costs

  • Description

    GUAM PACIFIC DAILY NEWS, September 27, 2016, 7:45am breaking news, "Five children killed, three escape from Yigo house fire"

    Editor's note: This story will be updated as more information becomes available. The story was originally published at 2:34 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, and was last updated at 10 a.m.

    Five children died in a fire that fully engulfed a single story wood-and-tin structure in Yigo Monday night, according to the Guam Fire Department.

    Fire department spokesman firefighter Kevin Reilly confirmed that the deceased were children, but said no other information on them — including their ages, gender and causes of death — would be released immediately.

    Three other children escaped without injury, according to Guam Regional Medical City, where the children were taken for examination. Two boys, ages 6 and 11, and a 12-year-old girl were brought to the hospital around 12:10 a.m. Tuesday, and discharged within 30 minutes after a physician examined them and found them uninjured, said Kevin Kerrigan, hospital spokesman.

    The fire was reported around 11 p.m., Reilly said.

    Possibly deadliest house fire in GFD history

    Reilly said this was probably the deadliest house fire in the department’s history.

    Authorities remained on scene through the night and into Tuesday morning. Chalan Ge Halom Street in Yigo, where the house stood, remained closed to traffic as of 10 a.m. Tuesday. Matanane, who was directing traffic early Tuesday morning, said the house had been abandoned and had no power or water service.

    Matanane said the homeowner had allowed the family to live in the house despite its condition because the family had nowhere to live.

    Matanane was among the first on scene Monday night, and saw flames as high as 25 feet, he said. The mayor's office is accepting donations to assist those affected by the tragedy, he said.

    Career Pathway/Field

    Objective

    1. Read the ‘breaking news’ from PDN on September 27, 2016 at 7:45am
    2. Discuss the September 27, 2016 ‘breaking news’ “Yigo house kills five; three children escape harm:  who, what, where, when and how they will help the displaced family.
    3. Assist displaced family with donations

    Instructions

    PRE-ACTIVTY

    Students:

    1. Read the ‘breaking news’ from PDN on September 27, 2016 at 7:45am
    2. Discuss the September 27, 2016 ‘breaking news’ “Yigo house kills five; three children escape harm:  who, what, where, when and how they will help the displaced family.
    3. Assist displaced family with donations

    ACTIVITY

    1. Students will do research the fire and family
    2. Students will organize their class and decide how they will donate
    3. Students will gather boxes for the donations
    4. Students will gather donations and bring them to A106
    5. Students will solicit donations from other students.  Other students will be given service learning as well.
    6. Students will decorate and label boxes with either GW, Geckos or Geckos Care
    7. Students will package donations
    8. Students will create a banner and sign the banner
    9. Students will present their donations

    REFLECTION

    Students will write and email a one page reflection about their experience.  Due one week after donation presentation.

    Email must be sent to:  dequichocho@gdoe.net

    Subject of email:  Service Learning

    Include your first name, last name, grade and student ID number

    CELEBRATION

    Students will present their donations to the family:  intrinsic rewards - being proud of themselves for donating to a local family in need.

    Group picture of GWHS students and their donations.  Mrs Q will be posted on social media

    Warnings/Notices

     None

    Issue Area

    Fire Disaster

    Agency Description

    Point of Contact Informations

    Darlene E. Quichocho

    734-2911

    Comments about the Project Location

    GWHS, time and date for donation presentation TBA