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  • Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
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    Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, NY, NY-1911 Near closing time on Saturday afternoon, March 25, 1911, a fire broke out on the top floors of the Asch Building in the Triangle Shirtwaist Company. Within minutes, the quiet spring afternoon erupted into madness, a terrifying moment in time, disrupting forever the lives of young workers. By the time the fire was over, 146 of the 500 employees had died. The survivors were left to live and relive those agonizing moments. The victims and their families...
  • Building With A Sprinkler System
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    Fire sprinklers are widely recognized as the single most effective method for fighting the spread of fire in their early stages, before they can cause severe injury to people and damage property. Fire sprinkler systems have had a dramatic influence in the designing of new buildings. Fire sprinkler systems prevent fires from spreading, and contain it to a small area. This has allowed arkatecks the flexibility to design floor plans and not have to worry as much about codes relating to fire safety....
  • Number Of Hose Carts And Fire Engines
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    The Chicago Fire of 1871 The summer of 1871 had been an unusually dry one in Chicago. Between July and October, only 5 inches of rain fell. In addition to twenty-seven fires in the first week of October, on Saturday night, October 7, a blaze broke out in a planning mill on the West Side and destroyed almost every building in a four block area before it was brought under control Sunday morning. They lost a hose and other fire-fighting equipment, including one of seventeen steam fire engines and a...
  • Tunnel Fire Structure
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    t's a cool, breezy evening in mid August, the sound of buzzing insects and croaking frogs surround your campground, but your without the most important camping element; the fire. A camping trip wouldn t be complete if the campfire couldn t be constructed. So you grab for the How to Build a Campfire for Idiots, manual and follow the directions. For most people building a fire is as simple as lighting the match to ignite it, but for some it can sabotage a potentially perfect trip. When building a ...
  • Dim Trail
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    Naturalistic elements in To Build a Fire By Sharon Chase, grade 12,136 words If I were to write a book from a Naturalistic worldview, I would include several identifying characteristics: First, I would make it a story about an extremely uncomfortable experience. Perhaps it would be a story about a man struggling to survive in the Yukon. "Day had broken cold and grey, exceedingly cold and grey, when the man turned aside from the main Yukon trail and climbed the high earth-bank, where a dim and li...
  • 1906 San Francisco Earthquake And Fires
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    The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 has been recorded as being one of the most costly and deadly earthquakes ever. As it unexpectedly woke the city of San Francisco to swaying walls, burst water lines, and fires, we can only imagine the horrifying perplexity to which these people were exposed. As I capture the days after the quake I cannot imagine the impact that a quake like that would have had not only on my family, but my neighbors and city in which I live. At 5: 14 a.m. on April 18, 1906, t...
  • Battle Between Man And Nature In To Build A Fire
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    Realism-Naturalism Brian Robinson From the Yukon trail to the ocean realism and naturalism writers, like Stephen Crane and Jack London, explore the many trials of man and nature. Stephen Crane is famous for his story "The Open Boat". The story involves a crew made up of 3 sailors and is about their struggle to find help during a storm at sea. In Jack London's "To Build a Fire" a man battles against nature to build a fire so he doesn t freeze to death. The story "The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane, ...
  • Venting Operation For The Fire Situation
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    You are a firefighter and upon arrival at the scene of a working fire you have a lot of decisions to make. One of the most key decisions a chief officer, or firefighter following standard operating procedures has to make in the early stages of a building fire is whether to ventilate or not? The strategy of venting fire buildings must be approached from many angles. In the United States it has long been accepted that there are three criteria for making that decision. Vent for life, safety or the ...
  • Fire
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    To Build A Fire There are several distinct conflicts in the story "To Build A Fire" by Jack London. One struggle is the extremely raw, bitter climate the man is in. For example, his spit cracks in the air instead of on the snow. The man knows that it will crack on the snow at fifty or fifty-five degrees below zero, but the fact that the excretion cracked in the air seemed to worry him somewhat. The author also keeps mentioning the cold; he wants us definitely to understand how rough this climate...
  • Triangle Waist Company Fire
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    A Review of the Essay "Rose Schneiderman and the Triangle Fire" Reported by Leslie Regina Goodson The American History Illustrated, published in July of 1981, featured an essay by Bonnie Mitelman. The essay expounds on the tragedy of a horrific fire at the Triangle Waist Company on March 25, 1911 and the impetus it had on a union activist, Rose Schneiderman. Ms. Mitelman emphasizes the altering change such a tragedy can have on an individual, a small community, a society, and nation. The Triangl...
  • Great Chicago Fire Of 1871
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    The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was one of the largest disasters in American history. Practically overnight the great city of Chicago was destroyed. Before the fire there was a large drought causing everything to be dry and flammable, then a fire broke out in the O'Leary's barn and spread throughout the city. Many attempts were made to put out the fire but there were too many errors and problems in the beginning. After the fire many people were left homeless and had...
  • Fire Control Costs And Damages
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    In the year 2000, fire fighters battled raging infernos as some of the worst wildfires in 50 years rampaged across a dozen states. Not only were these fires the worst in half a century, but they may be the worst ever recorded. In a single week in mid August, 86 major wildfires were raging in a dozen states from Arizona and California up to Colorado and Wyoming to Montana, Oregon and South Dakota. Five million acres of land burned, more then double the annual average for the past decade. A contro...
  • Structurally Intact Floors
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    The shocking tradgity that imprinted the date September 11 into everyone living person's memory was, as we know a cowardice act of terrorism, showing the world to what lengths people will go to fight for their beliefs. Analysing the major contributing factors that caused the collapse of the world trade centre we must first understand what this remarkable structure consisted of and the engineering elements that gave this building world recognition. We must then focus on the events that occurred o...
  • Their Own Fire Safety And Building Codes
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    The Triangle Fire of 1911 Near closing time on Saturday afternoon, March 25, 1911, in New York City a fire broke out on the top floors of the Asch Building in the Triangle Shirtwaist Company. One of the worst tragedies in American history it is known as the "Triangle Shirtwaist Fire". It was a disaster that took the lives of 146 workers, most of which were women. This tragedy pointed out the negatives of sweatshop conditions of the industrialization era. It emphasized the worst part of its times...
  • Fire Truck
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    October 6th was certainly a night to remember. I was on my way home from a friend's house. I hadn t traveled far when I came across my friend's truck on the side of the road. I parked my truck nest to his and got out to help. About thirty minute's later fire trucks and police cars began driving by, lights and sirens filling the night. Where they were headed no one knew, since my friend was a firefighter he wanted to find out. First we needed to fix his truck so we continued work on that. A few m...
  • Protective Fire Coating
    390 words
    On September 11, 2001 the United States was brought to its knees as group of terrorists successfully took down the World Trade Center. There were many factors that contributed to the collapse. When the World Trade Center was built, a protective fire coating was sprayed on the beams used to construct the building. This coating was used so that in case of a fire, the beams would not be affected. This would keep the buildings structural integrity intact. The World Trade Center was constructed using...
  • Use Of Realistic Contemporary Settings
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    Fear, sorrow, pain, heartache, and death. These are just some of the many appeals to entertainment today. Reality based television shows have taken over out television sets and have set the new standard of entertainment. Though this reality movement seems like a new idea, it has been around for quite some time in our literature. Realists and Naturalists writers like Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Edith Wharton, Henry James and Jack London have been writing about real life dilemma's before television...
  • Fire Whirl Dynamics
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    Introduction: Fire whirls are a typically rare but potentially catastrophic form of fire. They are observed during urban and forest fires, where fire "tornadoes" are characterized by large-scale whirling flames which rise in 2 to 360 m diameter vortices from 10 to 1200 m high. These fire whirls accelerate combustion, produce significant suction pressures and lifting forces, and can carry burning debris, logs and even buildings thousands of meters from the main fire. During the Great Chicago Fire...
  • To Build A Fire
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    In Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat" and Jack London's "To Build a Fire", nature is not selective about who lives and who dies; but, neither is nature a quiet "bystander". In these stories nature's force does not allow the people to succeed. The characters try again and again to accomplish their goal only to find out nature would destroy again. For instance, in "To Build a Fire", the man tries several times to build a fire but he fails because of the forces of nature. An example is when the "fire ...
  • Came Area As The Pool Plant Room
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    Promotional material at Ward Freeman swimming pool Signs and notices The existing promotional material such as the signs and posters around the building are clearly identifiable and bold. The reception area and changing room signs are writing boldly and have brail from the blind. The poolside rules are placed in easy places to see and the depth written on both ends of the pool and each ends of the wall. There are safety pointers for the public to follow which are place in front of the changing r...

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