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    approximately 5000 people when a tragic fire broke out in the restaurant known as “The Deli” as a result of a ground fault in the wall killing 85 people. A major contributor to the deaths was combustible furnishings, interior finishes, foam padding and moldings, air supply, and a very large undivided area that allowed for rapid fire spread and heavy smoke. Construction of the hotel and casino began in 1972 and was opened in December 1973. With approximately two million square feet of area only partial fire sprinkler protection was installed in the arcade, showrooms and convention areas on the ground level only. During construction the owners decided…

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    Osh B Gosh Case Study

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    There are two main alarms in the building; one is located on the sales floor and another is located in the stockroom. The store manager said that there was a recent alarm test done and the alarm could be heard from the parking lot outside of the building which means that everyone in the store would be able to make out the sound in the case there was a fire. The sprinkler system covered the entire building, both sales floor and stock room. They also had sprinkler heads protruding from the ceiling…

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    In the late 1890s, North America was experiencing growth and opportunity amongst a rapidly growing country. Cities became more populated, resulting in larger buildings, and the risk of numerous fire fatalities increased due to building construction design. To this day building design plays a significant role in the ability of its occupants to exit safely during and emergency. The design of new buildings is influenced as a result of human behaviors during past fire emergency. For many years,…

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    The first cause we found towards the deadliness of the fire was that when G.I. Harmon, an employee of the Labor Department, inspected the factory about a month before the fire he was held up by the factory owners, so, as G.I. Harmon was asked; “...they had plenty of time to remedy any defects that existed temporarily while you were there?”1 He answered yes. One of the main causes of the fire that may have been quickly remedied was the waste strewn about the factory. According to Fire Marshal…

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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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    Section 12.2 Section 5

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    Chapter 12 where it could be required by the AHJ. Chapter 12 requires small hose connections where required by the AHJ. These are for first-aid fire fighting and overhaul operations and the reference is Section 12.2.1. The exception is for the protection of Class I-IV commodities stored 12 ft or less in height per Section 12.2.2. As such, this applies to…

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    NFPA Standard 25

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    Gerald Lawrence 12/13/16 The National Fire Protection Association is a United States trade association, albeit with some international members, that creates and maintains private, copyrighted standards and codes for usage and adoption by local governments. It is also know as saving as many lives as possible. NFPA has played a great role in fire preventing for over then 10 years now. Standard 25 is the standard that will be the one that is highlighted in this essay. The NFPA 25 the…

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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…

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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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    of acres are lost in forest fires every year. There are so many horrible effects from fires and most of them affect so many people. Studies have shown that out of all of the different methods to decrease fire damage, prescribed burns are the most effective. Prevention is the key to society these days and is definitely an important factor in saving lives. Reduction of fuels, prevention of vegetative communities, and improvement of wildlife habitat are happening because of controlled burns.…

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