8-Alarm Fire Disaster Report

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Essay #: 064156
Total text length is 6,804 characters (approximately 4.7 pages).

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Abstract
This paper is a disaster report of an 8 Alarm fire. An actual fire incident that occurred in 1994 in New York City was used for illustrative purposes. The Eight Step Basic Functions were used as an outline for this disaster report. The brevity of the disaster report is noted in the introduction.
8-Alarm Fire Disaster Report
Introduction
In the beginning of February in 1994 the New York Fire Department responded to a incident at a six-story cooperative brick building, the result was thirty one people injured included twenty four firefighters, the building being a complete loss and two hundred and forty people lost their homes and possessions because of the fire and water damage (McFadden, 1994, para.2). Although there is no uniform...
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Conclusion
The cited incident resulted in thirty one injuries from smoke inhalation and burns, unfortunately twenty four of the injured were firefighters (McFadden, 1994, para.2). This large fire also resulted in the displacement of two hundred and forty residents and the building being a total loss.
References
Cote, A. and Bugbee, P. (1988). Principles of Fire Protection. Quincy: National Fire Protection Association.
McFadden, R. (1994, February 8). 8-Alarm Fire Engulfs Apartment Building, Injuring 31. New York Times. Retrieved November 14, 2010, from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=26&hid=7&sid=e1f099ab-25a3-472b-83f5-820965a77787%40sessionmgr15&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=n5h&AN=30367357