I believe the situation became so severe with three innocent students dead and so many others injured because of Boland Hall’s reputation. This specific building of on-campus housing was known for its false alarms for the fire alarms being sounded. “Essex County prosecutor Donald C. Campolo said that 18 false alarms had been turned in since September (Goldman).” These students had become so accustomed to it being a false alarm, that no one wanted to leave their rooms just to stand out in the cold in the middle of the night as they had done so many times before for false alarms, especially since according to one student, it was finals week (Goldman). After students had been rescued and pulled from the structure that had one wing completely engulfed in flames they gathered outside with one another on the front lawn, together with teachers and fire officials they began to piece together what had
We recently did a debate on a major problem in the world today, environmental issues. Two students were given a topic, like landfills, deforestation, wildfires, etc., and had to debate on pros and cons on whether or not it is good for the environment. I did not like the setup of the debate because I could not hear some people and I did not feel fully engaged in the conversation. Overall, I liked how we were free to talk at times and the connections to real life scenarios. This was the first time I heard about Live Google which I thought was a really cool part of the presentation as I was able to expand on an idea more. Here are summaries of some of the topics the students were given.
One of the main reasons the fire took such a psychological toll on the New Yorkers was because of the workers jumping to there deaths. One witness even remarked the event saying quote 'I know a new sound a terrible sound the sound of a body hitting the pavement". The inferno was also not an uncommon occurrence the triangle shirt was burned before the tragedy to collect insurance money. Knowing this information, many Jewish and women workers went on strike to secure improved working conditions. There strike in fact proved successful with the New York state legislature creating the Factory Investigating Commission. Another result of the fire was the creation of the American Society of Safety Engineers. Which was Designed for all buildings to fall under the code to make them safer?
On November 28, 1942, The Cocoanut Grove was one of the most notable night clubs in the country and was one of the many prides of the city of Boston .The fire began in the “Melody Lounge,”a dimly lit basement room, an employee accidently set one of the decorative palm trees on fire with a stray match. The “Grove” was a fire trap with highly flammable decorations, which helped the flames to spread rapidly. Hundreds of the club’s patrons were unable to find nearby exits due to the smoke and strange layout. The people that did find exits were unable to escape, due to the fact that the owner had locked or blocked many of the doors and windows to keep people from sneaking in
The fire started on the eighth floor, and a relative of the owner managed to alert the tenth floor, but not the ninth floor so they were the last to know about the fire. According to Argersinger, “A relative of the owner managed to alert the tenth floor about before she escaped. But she could not call the ninth floor, so no one warned the 250 workers on the ninth floor” (Argersinger 17). If the government implement a fire alarm or sprinkler systems in the building, the fire might have not
Firefighting is a professionalism that requires courage, dedication and commitment from those who are involved with it. Firefighting began in ancient Egypt and spread to the West into Europe and America. The history looks at the pioneers, its evolution and the improvements innovation has brought in.
It is important to the environment that there be controlled fires for any number of reasons such as, putting the nutrients back into the soil, and clearing out debris that could be hazardous if a wildfire were to occur. This does not come with out it 's faults, sometimes the fire becomes to big to handle and they become near misses or wildfires. Prescribed fires are great for the ecosystem and the overall well being of forests. They make ecosystems more diverse and replenish the soil for new plant growth.
Many times, the strength of an establishment is not fully realized until it has proven its ability to overcome a setback and become better for it. Chicago is a primary example of a city which proved its strength by undergoing disaster, and becoming better for it. Perhaps the most jarring of these disasters was the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, symbolized by the second of four stars on the Chicago flag. This tragedy, claiming the lives of hundreds and causing millions of dollars in damage, was horrid, but the city overcame and grew to be one of America’s most influential cities. A crucial element of Chicago’s history, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 can be understood by studying the cause of its severity, its impact on the city, and the recovery efforts of the people.
It was owned by Max Blanck and Isaac Harris. The factory employed young children and women who had poor conditions to say the least. The factory had doors that locked from the outside to prevent workers from taking too many bathroom breaks. The building had four elevators, only one being fully functional, but in order to reach it one would have to walk down a long narrow hallway. There were two stairwells down to the bottom floor. One being locked for safety purposes; the other only being able to be opened from the outside. The one fire escape would not have been adequate enough to sufficiently evacuate the workers. Blanck and Harris were known to have burned down their factories for the fire insurance, so they refused to install a sprinkler system. The fire was started from a rag bin. Someone tried to put the fire out with a hose, but the hose was rotted and the valve rusted shut. People tried to escape, but the elevator broke down. The doors to the stairwells were locked, and many girls, in a desperate attempt jumped to their deaths. 145 girls and women either burned alive or suffocated. Despite there being sufficient evidence, the courts failed to indict the owners on manslaughter charges. To prevent further disasters from happening, the Sullivan-Hoey Fire Protection law was passed, which was a crucial win for the
library. There was potential for things to become dire if there was no swift response made. I take pride in the fact that I possibly saved the school some repair cost or even lives.
The factory had ten floors, the fire started on the eighth floor and moved quickly. They had flammable things strung out everywhere. Scraps hanging from the rafters, the material they were working with was really flammable, they had containers full of oil. Yet, the workers didn’t
In “Searching the Flow Path,” P.J. Norwood and Sean Gray state that the American fire service dropping the ball on new tactics and the understanding of fire. Norwood and Gray point out that our enemy, fire, is not the same as it used to be. Additionally, the authors add that our training is preparing us well enough. They had that this lack of training is giving firefighters a false sense of security on the fireground. Undoubtedly, the authors believe that right hand/left hand search patterns are not the best option for today’s searches. Likewise, they believe that controlling doors is one of the most important safety tactics for firefighters. Later in the essay, Norwood and Gray highlight on the importance of carrying tools on the fireground. Above all the authors want readers to know that is essential to understand the flow path.
On the seventh of February 2009, the Black Saturday Bushfire burnt across the state of Victoria. The most devastating bushfire in the Australian history. It is considered to be one of the deadliest fires to burn in Australia as it managed to burn down over 4500-square-kilometres of land, destroy 2029 homes, kill 173 people, injure 5000 people and kill thousands of animals. Individuals, groups and government stood together to help the victims in any possible way. They did so by donating money individually, communities helping the victims and government assisting them financially.
In Cleveland, Ohio there was a fire that occurred on June 22, 1969, around 12pm on the Cuyahoga river. People called it the “burning river”. The river caught on fire because there were floating pieces of debris that was slicked with oil. The debris ignited by sparks that came from a train that was passing over the river. The reason it happened is from years of people dumping pollution into the river. After an investigation was done, they decided there was oily debris that became trapped underneath two wooden trestles, which is the rigid support frames, under the bridge. There have been 13 known fires that have happened.
Low-cost houses can be found in some parts of the U.K. Unfortunately, the wages are too low, thus leading to the collapse of property ownership. The construction of more homes has been limited by inadvertent construction where few people have the interest and capacity to build new structures. In addition, private developers bid for land based on the price they intend to sell the newly constructed houses. Therefore, the construction activities reduce once the prices fall.