The importance of community risk reduction cannot be understated! However, much of what the fire service has learned and adopted today is directly derived from historical events of the past. Whether we are talking about the Triangle Shirtwaist, Cocoanut Grove, or Our Lady of the Angels Fires that occurred decades ago or contemporary incidents such as the Station Nightclub Fire, the Ghost Ship Fire, or the Charleston Sofa Super Store Fire, these have all led to broad industry changes. Changes in codes and standards, inspection frequency, and the need for pre-incident planning are prevalent today more than ever.
In this Assignment you will research a fire incident in an assembly building, school, penitentiary, or similar type of occupancy that involved loss of human life.
Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper discussing the background of your chosen case study.
Include the following in your paper:
In addition to the topics above, write a short description of your research process. Discuss why the articles used in the Assignment were selected. Include information on the following: