According to the National Fire Protection Association more deaths occur due to smoke inhalation than any other means (see figure 1). Figure 1: Deaths during house fires. When a fire occurs in a home, occupants can quickly be overcome by smoke and unable to reach nearby exits. Planning and practice can help you survive In this experiment we will be looking at the effects that combustion has on the air around it and the bi-products that it produces in a confined space. I will be asking the question of why fire fighters have to crawl in a burning building and what must be done when someone is stuck in a burning building.
Pantea Afzali Becky Hatfield CHEE 4321 9/30/15 Homework 2: Istanbul Fireworks Explosion On January 31, 2008, there was an explosion in a five-story building in the Davutpasa district, an industrial neighborhood of Istanbul, Turkey. The initial reports issued from government officials believed there was an initial blast from fireworks or explosives associated with an unlicensed fireworks factory in the building that started a fire [1, 2, 3, 4]. The fire then caused a second explosion which partially collapsed the building and killed many onlookers. The explosions and subsequent collapse killed 22 people and injured more than 100 people. The building housed more than 130 workshops and offices including some manufacturers of paint, textiles, and socks, many of which were unlicensed and operating illegally [1, 2].
Name Instructor Course Date of Submission: The Grenfell Tower 1) Summary The Grenfell Tower fire tragedy is presumed to have claimed 79 lives. Initially, the local council authorities were blamed for approving the construction of substandard high-rise buildings that threatened public safety (Scott p.1). On the contrary, it appears most of these assumptions were flawed, since additional revelations were exposed. For example, construction experts blamed the rapid spread of the fire on the of the 1967 archaic design standards. In addition, the failure was attributed to the external cladding that had been installed in the £10 m refurbishment.
“I saw those policemen enveloped in a shower of falling stone. Their lives must have been blotted out in an instant.” this quote was from an article called “Horrific Wreck of the City” told by a man named Fred Hewitt. He was a eye witness in the 1906 earthquake, so was a woman named Emma Burke who was also in the disaster. The earthquake in 1906 is one of the most significant earthquakes of all time, says the USGS. Thousands of people died, the city was wrecked and fires were set aflame.
“Late one night, when we were all in bed, Mrs. O’Leary lit a lantern in the shed. Her cow kicked it over, then winked her eye and said, ‘There’ll be a hot time in the old town tonight!’ (Abbott)” In 1871, a disaster arose in Chicago and reshaped the city permanently: a fire scorched around three square miles of land, leveled thousands of buildings, and stole hundreds of lives (“Chicago Fire of 1871”). Although the effects of this tragedy were harrowing, it actually served as the catalyst which allowed Chicago to become one of America’s largest, most influential cities. How could such a devastating event have such positive effects? 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 reduces people’s interest in cigarettes, and stops the temptation to start smoking again. Medications, gum, and patches have been scientifically proven to be the best way to get people to stop smoking, as it is clearly affecting the world. Restaurants, planes, buses, stores, airports and hospitals are all cracking down on the no smoking rule to help decrease the chances of secondary smoking as well. Solutions are being created worldwide daily, because of how awful smoking
Along time ago in a city far far away from here a city called Chicago, in 1871 chicago was lit in an unknown way. All we do know is that it was a disaster. The author Jim Murphy gives us plenty of reasons why the city was ready to burn for example, There had been a long lasting drought for several months therefore it was very dry, and the town was basically made of wood and could ignite any time it wanted to. Also to made it even worse the roofs on buildings were made of tar,and there were several buildings were filled with tons of hay and coal literally. On top of that there was alarm failure and human error multiple times which we all know is never good in a situation like this no that’s not it there were high speed winds reaching almost 60
So, they created a GoFundMe page which raised about $50k. Jdimytai Damour was a Walmart employee, who was unlucky to work on Black Friday in 2008 at the store in Valley Streams, New York. He got killed by the crowd who broke into the shop in their desire to get the Nintendo Wii. Here is what happened: About two thousand people were waiting in line for the shop to open. 5 minutes before the official opening (it was 4.55 a.m.) the crowd got violent and got into the store.
Tobacco and all the products in which tobacco is used are very harmful for any kind of human bodily intake such as smoking, plugging in the mouth or any other mean. Cigarette for example is the most used item by humans, which is many times more than any other tobacco product. My essay is mainly based on cigarette smoking as it has come to everyone's concern in today's world. Cigarette smoking has thousands of bad effects on a human's body such as different kinds of cancers like mouth cancer, blood cancer, lung cancer and parts of body, it causes other different chronic health diseases. Even though it is written on all the packs of every tobacco product that, it is harmful and causes all kind of diseases and cancers in one's body.
Then all of a sudden without any warning, it let out a mighty roar that shook the entire sea and ship. And with each second that passed, the volume and intensity kept increasing until the ship's floorboards vibrated and the windows rattled. It continued to build until the shock wave permeated every corner of the deck and the piercing sound made it impossible for us to concentrate. Moments later, there was a crashing, snapping and smashing noise, and half of the crew came flying everywhere. It was followed by a barrage of explosions as more powder exploded along the decks.