Essays Tagged: "Fire"

The Chicago Fire of 1871

THE CHICAGO FIRE of 1871 The summer of 1871 had been an unusually dry one in Chicago. Between July andOct ... ry one in Chicago. Between July andOctober, only 5 inches of rain fell. In addition to twenty-seven fires in the first week ofOctober, on Saturday night, October 7, a blaze broke out in a planning mil ... in a four block area before it was brought undercontrol Sunday morning. They lost a hose and other fire-fighting equipment, includingone of seventeen steam fire engines and a hose cart. Nearly half o ...

(2 pages) 65 0 3.2 Feb/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"Barn Burning" by Faulkner: Element of Fire

The element of fire is a very powerful and destructive force to those who encounter it. It is often interpreted as ... erful and destructive force to those who encounter it. It is often interpreted as an evil symbol as fires tend to be violent and uncontrollable towards anything in its path. This strong, devastating e ... to be violent and uncontrollable towards anything in its path. This strong, devastating element of fire can also be used as a central symbol to describe a psychological conflict within one's mind or ...

(5 pages) 165 2 4.1 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Hot Time in Old Town Tonight- The Story of the Great Chicago Fire during the 1800's

th people routinely bustling around. This slumbering city was rudely awakened when someone shouted "Fire!" Sheer mania enveloped this town as it struggled, to no avail, to extinguish a fire that raged ... h the vengeance of a roaring lion. Little did the people know what the inferno would do. This great fire can best be illustrated by describing the short time of prosperity, rapid destruction, and the ...

(8 pages) 56 1 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

A House on Fire

Fire is a good servant, helping us with the cooking and providing warmth during those chilly winter ... it can also be a bad master when we underestimate its destructive power. It's for this reason that fire needs to be handled with care. Playing with it can be dangerous, and at times can also prove fa ... conditioner that night anyway - there was a power cut, which in turn also explains the cause of the fire. From accounts following the incident, it seems that it all started because of an oil lamp that ...

(3 pages) 26 0 2.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Comparative Media Project

nnel 6 Action news on television. The story took place on Friday, August 20, 2004. It was about two firefighters who were killed in a house fire in Port Richmond. Cap. John Taylor and firefighter Ray ... ront page of the Local News section (section B). The headline read, "Suspect arraigned in deaths of firemen." The article is located on the right side of the front page of the section and is continued ...

(6 pages) 31 1 0.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Fire cause a determination

Fire Cause and DeterminationBeing a Fire Investigator can be a very time consuming to gather all key ... ionBeing a Fire Investigator can be a very time consuming to gather all key evidence to determine a fire cause. It's very important not to get tunnel vision because you will look over a lot of evidenc ... ry important not to get tunnel vision because you will look over a lot of evidence. Secondly, every fire is accidental until proven otherwise. You don't want to accuse anyone, which will automatically ...

(4 pages) 32 0 1.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

A House on Fire

I had never seen a house on fire before. so, one evening when I heard fire engines with loud alam bells rushing past my house. I ... use. I quckly ran our and a few streets away, joined a large crowd of people: but we couyld see the fire only from a distance because the police would not allow any one near the building on fireWhat a ... uld not allow any one near the building on fireWhat a terrible scene I saw that day ! Huge fames of fire were comming out of each floor, and back and thick smoke spread all around. Every now and then ...

(1 pages) 27 4 1.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Fire.

uces heat. If the process takes place rapidly, we may see flames or an intense glow which is called fire.Chemically during combustion, two atoms of oxygen from the air combine with one atom of carbon ... oms of oxygen from the air combine with one atom of carbon from the fuel to form carbon dioxide.How Fires Get Extinguished?An understanding of how fires burn is essential if a fire is to be extinguish ...

(1 pages) 20 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Fire Extinguishers.

Fire extinguishers seem to be an interesting & useful topic to learn about. It may help us in th ... because of my own interest to learn about these valuable lessons in life. There are many aspects of fire extinguishers to be known about. I know there are people, who think dealing with the device can ... e they haven't experienced much of it in life, & in my opinion, they should still be notified.A fire extinguisher is a portable device used to put out fires of limited size. Fire needs three thing ...

(3 pages) 35 0 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

A Day in the Life of a Fire Fighter

In the modern sense, the fire departments advanced trucks, equipment and tactics are a comparatively recent development. Thei ... opment. Their personnel are either volunteer (non-salaried) or career (salaried). Typically, career fire fighters are in larger cities, and volunteer fire fighters are found when firefighters are trai ... few months, I have learned a vast amount of information which has clarified what it is exactly that firefighters do on a daily basis and has helped influence my decision to work my hardest to gain the ...

(6 pages) 61 0 2.3 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Fire Protection

explain what measures have been taken in order to protect buildings from structural failure due to fires, in terms of fire retardant materials. I will explain how these materials chemically work and ... materials can prevent deaths or injuries. However it should be noted that only the main methods of fire protection will be mentioned, as this essay is not meant to be exhaustive. I should also point ...

(7 pages) 81 0 4.2 Feb/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering > Chemical Engineering

Fires In Montanq

In Montana after weeks of hot, dry weather, tired firefighters finally got some good news from Mother Nature late last week the chance of cooler tempe ... chance of cooler temperatures and rain in from the Northwest. But it will still be weeks before the fires are out, but businesses throughout the West will have watched their precious summer revenue go ... aho alone. States like Oregon, Washington, and California are just now entering the height of their fire seasons. Last week, 77 major fires were still burning in the even thought the some 27,000 firef ...

(2 pages) 268 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Fire

ghbor's house. In an instance, I've come to realize that the flickering lights and sparkles weren't fireworks in the sky, but that somehow my neighbor's roof had been caught on fire. Knowing that my n ... eeded. After giving her the needed information, she assured me that help was on the way. The firefighters came in an instance. One by one all the firefighters got off their truck and rushed ove ...

(3 pages) 5 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The craziest two weeks of my life

ling 911. "911," said the receptionist in a slow patient manner. I said, "My car is on fire and I need the fire department quick." "I need your name and address," said the wom ... n a few minutes." After about twenty minutes and my car had almost burned out, the police and fire trucks finally got there. I said to the cop, "Do you think you could have taken any longer, my ...

(3 pages) 402 0 0.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Fire

FireFiremen have been battling fire for an extremely long time. It is the most dangerous occupation ... world. It's also the hardest thing to predict and control. The book Fahrenheit 451 is a book where firemen seek out books, which are outlawed, and then set them a blaze. Fire is a major symbol that i ... are outlawed, and then set them a blaze. Fire is a major symbol that is used through out the book. Fire can represent many things, for example it can show the evil side of things. Or it can represent ...

(2 pages) 13 0 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Firefighting

Firefighting Fire fighting is an extremely important job. It saves many lives and property. "Fire fi ... roperty. "Fire fighters have the responsibility of protecting life and property from the hazzerd of fire."(Hopke 242) Fire fighters also go on emergency calls such as heart attacks, respiratory proble ... problems, or just to help save stuck or trapped animals. If an individual is considering going into fire fighting they should find out all they can about it. They would need to find out especially abo ...

(4 pages) 26 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Fire 2

Introduction Fire is a topic on which most people can comment. Fire is a widespread phenomenon. Most of us have s ... fires in natural vegetation, or their effects; stark, blackened vegetation or a smoke pall. Because fires such as these can have damaging economic and social effects, can spoil forestry timber, can bu ... burn down houses and farms, and can kill people and animals, there has been a lot written about wildfires. Added to this wide perception of the damage that can be caused by wildfires, there has been i ...

(15 pages) 38 0 3.7 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

A Hero Is...

have one selfish bone in their body. The people that I recognize as being the most heroic, are the firefighters from the September 11 tragedy.They risked their lives to try and save as many people as ... the bodies, and are still looking. Many people could not handle the pressure and sadness that these firefighters do. Even though it is almost five months after the attack, they have not given up. Poli ...

(1 pages) 3 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

An essay on bushfires as natural hazards

A bushfire is a firre burning out of control inthe open. Bushfires can burn using grass,scrub or forest (o ... urn using grass,scrub or forest (or a combination of these) forfuel. Unless quickly controlled, bushfirescan become large, spreading to affect forests,wildlife, crops, houses and other buildings,and h ... o affect forests,wildlife, crops, houses and other buildings,and human life. In Australia, some bushfireshave become major disasters.Fires are not a recent occurrence in Australia.Since the last Ice A ...

(2 pages) 3595 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

An essay on Natural Hazard; Storms and Black Saturday, Canberra, 2003

On 18 January 2003, Canberra was hit by the mostdevastating bushfire in its history. Canberra'sfirestorm had its beginnings on 8 January, whenlightning strikes in a ... ts beginnings on 8 January, whenlightning strikes in adjacent national parksignited a number of bushfires. Shifting windswidened the fire fronts of these fires, joining sometogether. Eight days later, ... ts of these fires, joining sometogether. Eight days later, strong south-westerlywinds drove the bushfire towards the nationalcapital.The fierce winds blew burning embers ahead ofthe fire front, igniti ...

(2 pages) 1882 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography