Taking steps to make sure that something does not happen, can include those that are planned during the construction phase of a building . Knowing the design of a building is key to fire prevention. Pg 1.
Developed from Norman words; Cover Fire, later to become known by English language as curfew. Pg 1.
intentional burning of another's building or property or of one's own building or property for a malicious or illegal purpose. Pg 2
What requirement did the Fire Brigade of Birmingham, England, make in 1884 that is still a progressive fire protection method in America?
That inhabited tall buildings be provided with two staircases Pg. 3
What were the bailiffs of Montpelier, Vermont, required to inspect on every house?
They were required to inspect that there was no fire hazard and that each place had, as required by by-laws, a fire bucket and ladder. Pg 4.
The Cocoanut Grove fire could possibly have had 300 less deaths if only what?
The two revolving doors had swung out. Pg 7
In 1796, New Orleans, then a Spanish province, passed what ordinance?
The ordinance was passed against the use of wooden roofs. Pg 4.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City had standpipes installed, what were the main issues?
Interior standpipe hose was rotten, completely ineffective and the exit doors were locked as part of their anti-theft procedure. Pg 7
What event sparked the ports of the nation and the U.S. Coast Guard to begin vigorous procedures to eliminate the possibility of having vessels containing dangerous materials within their limits?
The explosion of the S.S Grandcamp taking on a shipment of ammonium nitrate fertilizer at the pier of the Monsanto Chemical Co. killing almost the entire Fire Department of Texas City. Pg 8
Which "fireproof", fire-resistive structure sparked nationwide interest in hotel safety when 119 people were killed, 168 injured?
The Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 7, 1946. Pg 9.
set of standards established and enforced by government for fire prevention and safety in case of fire as in fire escapes etc
Combustible interior finishes can attribute to what?
Combustible Interior Finishes can attribute to fueling a fire to the point of flashover or sparking primary fuel. Can also increase the rate of spread, how intense the fire is, point of flashover, smoke development etc;
Estimated at $350 million in damage, this event was made worse by the poor planning of water lines and building construction, made worse by earthquakes, making fire difficult to contain, many of which burn out, prompting future improvements of areas prone to earthquakes:
1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. Pg 10.
big, destructive fires. Pg 10.
93 children died, 3 nuns and a delay in turning the alarm and alerting the fire department compounded the tragedy
Our Lady of Angels School in Chicago on December 1, 1958.