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  • 1871: The Great Chicago Fire Of 1871

    CHICAGO FIRE OF 1871 Chicago was a booming community with some of the finest and most modern building in the country, 59,500 buildings to be exact. Although some of those building were built from stone or brick and proclaimed fireproof. “Chicago was, in fact, a city of wood… The nearby forests of Michigan and Wisconsin made that material both inexpensive and easily obtainable.” Around two- thirds of Chicago’s building and houses were made of flammable wood. On October 8, 1871 a disastrous fire…

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  • Case Study: Darby Fire Company

    Over the past few years, Darby Fire Company has reviewed all 16 Life Safety Initiatives developed at a Firefighter Safety Summit in Tampa Florida in 2004 attended by representatives of the major fire service districts. Since the inception of these Initiatives, Darby Fire Company has been able to implement 15 out of the 16 Life Safety Initiatives to become a conscientious and informed fire company resulting in very few firefighter injuries. To begin, Darby Fire Company encourages cultural…

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  • Fire Service History

    Fire fighting is one of the world’s most honored but hazardous occupations. The fire service has changed so much over the years. With this change comes new ideas, issues and challenges, but the history remains glorious. The fire service is not a job it 's a calling. It takes bravery and courage. What makes this service a glorious calling is the history of it. This calling take a special persons to fulfill it. The service is one of sacrifice. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay…

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  • The Triangle Fire

    The Triangle fire was a fire that happen in 1911. It killed 145 people. Max blanck and Isaac Harris were owners of the factory. The triangle fire had a strong impact on women and children. The fire happened because The Triangle factory, owned by Max Blanck and Isaac Harris. There was not a lot of space in the factory and the fire mainly happened because of the poor working conditions for example there was no exit signs and the fire escape was very narrow so it would have taking all the worker a…

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  • Home Fire Alarms

    Lives are being lost everyday due to the cost of fires with old fire alarms. According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 's) fire department survey, showed that in 2009-2013 fires in homes with no smoke alarms caused an average of 940 deaths per year (38% of home fire deaths). An additional 510 people per year were fatally…

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  • Fire Department Swot Analysis

    Introduction The Southport Volunteer Fire Department is in great need of an overhaul of its outdated rules, regulations and policies. The department has witnessed over the past several years a serious decline in its membership and the ranks are growing thin due to older members retiring. In order to save the fire department, it was determined that the department could benefit greatly from doing a strategic plan. A strategic plan will result in the department overhauling, its outdated rules,…

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  • Christian Themes In The Film 'Chariots Of Fire'

    "Race till the comes from within." In Chariots of Fire, they did portray Christian themes. Whether it was running for the LORD or Eric Liddell not running on Sunday to honor God, each displayed the Christian message. Liddell wasn't swayed from his belief and showed great discernment. It was said that 'God…

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  • Ice And Fire Analysis

    There are millions of blogs, Youtube accounts, and entire websites dedicated toward creating content by fans for fans. The fan community, r/asoiaf is a forum community based on the book series A Song of Ice and Fire (Asoiaf) by George R.R. Martin. Here there is a variety of fan texts created, ranging from carefully crafted theories to fan art. Fans here make new meanings by analyzing the text and trying to figure out what the author is trying to say. They also…

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  • Triangle Fire

    The fiend fire could not be stopped. The doors that would free the six-hundred workers were locked shut, imprisoning the young girls in a man-made flaming hell. The manager attempted to use the fire hose to extinguish it, but the hose was rotted and its valve was rusted shut. Running from the incinerator, many stuffed themselves into the two freight elevators, operated by Gaspar Mortillaro and Joseph Zito who both returned to the inferno over and over, saving a hundred and fifty people. Still,…

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  • Case Study: Passive Fire Protection System

    Passive fire protection system 1. Fire emergency exit and staircase An emergency exit an doorway out of a building that is designated for use in an emergency (, 2018). This is a special exit when you have emergencies, for example a fire. The combined use of special and regular exits allows for faster evacuation, while it provides an alternative if the route to the regular exit is blocked by fire. The qualifications for an emergency exits includes the location must be in a…

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