Sample Student Speech Outline(Informative Speech )
TOPIC: : To demonstrate to the audience how to make a fireline. ( sample) I. INTRODUCTION A. Attention-getter: Ask the audience a interesting question B. Purpose: state the purpose of your presentation. Sample: You will now know how to make a fireline. C. Credentials: Last Summer I worked as a firefighter for the . 1. I worked in the Engine 32 in the SNF. 2. Most of the stuff I know about making firelines, I learned from the captain in my engine. a. His name is Scott Newquist. b. He has been working as a firefighter for about 15 years. D. Preview: Today I will show you how to make a fireline, what tools we use to make them, and how we carry and use the tools in the line. E. Relation of topic to the audience: Knowing this might give you an idea of what, us, firefighters do, when we are working in fires. [Transition: OK now let’s start by showing you how we dress when we are in the line and the tools we use] II. BODY A. There is proper attire for fighting fires. 1. Nomex pants 2. Nomex yellow long-sleeve shirts 3. Hardhat 4. Eye protection 5. Boots 6. Line gear (water, fuses, fire shelter) 7. Lightning gear (food and extra clothes)
[Firelines are constructed by or mechanized equipment, such as bulldozers or tractor-plows, to remove surface and subsurface fuels down to mineral soil. But I am going to show only how to make a fireline using hand tools.] B. I will now show you how to use the various tools and how to carry them. 1. Pulaski 2. McLeod 3. Shovel [Next…]
C. Here are the in the fireline 1. Before we start the fireline, we need to find an anchor point (explain what is an anchor point) 2. Tools order a. Usually 5 persons in an engine 1) Light fuels (1 Pulaski, 3 McLeod, 1 shovel) 2) Medium fuels (2 Pulaski, 2 McLeod, 1 shovel) 3) Heavy fuels (Chain saw, 2 Pulaski, 1 McLeod, 1 shovel) b. 10 feet apart (for safety) c. Assign each member a portion of the line 1) When done with your portion, move to the head of the line 2) Make sure everybody knows you are walking by d. Keep doing the same until the line in completed
III. CONCLUSION A. Review: In this speech, I showed you how to make a fireline. B. Restate purpose: Know you guys know how to make a fireline. C. Memorable ending: If someday, you go into firefighting, make sure that you follow the safety standards, if not, your life might be at stake!!!