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    all visible mysteries-Fire,” said by Leigh Hunt brings us to think how amazing and destructive something so beautiful can be. Fire is considered one of the four basic elements and the fact is that nothing is basic about fires. The chemical process that occurs is what we see when the fire dances in front of our eyes. In the safety field there is an increased need for fire knowledge so that we can prevention and train employees on them. There are many components to consider especially when you add variables like chemicals, ignition sources, and etc. The fire triangle or fire tetrahedron helps explain the basics of what is needed to complete a chemical process to produce a fire. There are aspects of fire safety that we must consider. Fires spread at different rates depending on what reactions occurred in the fire tetrahedron. What are the stages of fire and how can we tell what way would put out the fire best. Its important to consider what types of fires there are also. Fire safety is necessary for every organization and company to ensure the…

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    There are some legendary forest fires that have been documented all the way back to the late 1800s. The most notable fire in that century was the Peshtigo Fire of 1871. After these fires, there were two main conservationists, Franklin Hough and Bernard Fernow, which pushed for protecting timber supplies and watersheds. The federal government then established the US Forest Service in 1905. The Forest Service was given control over the national forests. The current management at the time focused…

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    Introduction Fire investigation includes the scrutiny of every fire-related incident once the fire is extinguished by the firefighters. The practice of fire scene examination is related to the inspection of a crime scene and like any other crime scene, the fire scene must also be preserved and the evidences are collected and analyzed; however, it involves several additional dangers and difficulties. The investigation will include close survey of the damaged scene in order to establish the source…

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    from further damage is the main priority for fire fighters. They may have to damage parts of the scene to save or protect lives. The majority of the evidence get destroyed or lost from the activities done by fire service. That result in the spoliation, contamination, removal, loss, unnecessary movement of physical evidence, complication of the scene and detraction of the evidence validity. Therefor it becomes harder for fire investigators to figure and conduct testing on what was responsible for…

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    Wonderwerk Fire History

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    Our human society would not be the same without fire. In the beginning when man first discovered fire, it gave us the ability to protect ourselves, cook, gain warmth in the cold and evolve into the people we are today. Although we are uncertain of when the human race had its first camp fire. Many experts point to Wonderwerk cave, which is a million-year-old site in the northern cape province of south Africa. This cave is one of the oldest known locations of human habitation and perhaps gave…

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    Prescribed Fire, needed or unneeded? Prescribed fire, the burning of dead or non-living trees, an important subject to people, however, it makes them wonder the perks and downsides of it, but the claim states, should prescribe fire be used, or not needed? Prescribed fire can be important to many people, as a result it can reduce chances of future fires. Prescribed fire can be excellent, for example, it can stop wildfires before they happen. They burn the dead trees which means they can’t catch…

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    Wild Fire Research Paper

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    There are three conditions that need to be present in order for a wildfire to burn, which firefighters refer to as the fire triangle: fuel, oxygen, and a heat source. Fuel is any flammable material surrounding a fire, including trees, grasses, brush, even homes. The greater an area's fuel load, the more intense the fire. Air supplies the oxygen a fire needs to burn. Heat sources help spark the wildfire and bring fuel to temperatures hot enough to ignite. Lightning, burning campfires or…

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    Wildland Fire Case Study

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    desert summer in July 2013, Chris Tucs, a novice member of Carson, New Mexico’s volunteer fire department, was working in the yard of his off-grid home when he saw the blaze. He threw a few shovels into the back of his truck, hitched up a trailer loaded with 300 gallons of water, and sped to the scene, looking up from navigating the ruts in the road to see flames shooting through the billowing smoke, which already obscured the view of Tres Orejas Mountain off in the distance. The fire was on…

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    Once the oil was poured in, flames and sparks danced in the night sky, like a vortex of fire. I could hear wind whistling, the leaves rustling, flames flickering everywhere, and then, to myself, quietly humming a bittersweet rhythm. I’d always asked myself this question, if I was one of the elements of air, ground, fire, or water, which one will suit me the most. Everyone would tell me that my personality was like fire, burning and hot-headed, and I had to say, I agree. I’m not afraid of fire. I…

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    Fire Safety Violations

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    Fire Inspectors 5 Most Common Violations Building owners and managers have a very tough job to do - from dealing with maintenance, security, tenant issues and government compliance. Always considering fire safety ensures that some very simple, but sometimes overlooked, items are addressed and small problems are alleviated before they turn into big catastrophes. A lack of handling routine maintenance items can end in disaster. The fire at The Station Nightclub in 2003, where 100 people were…

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