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Fires of Destruction (word count: 1,245) In the poem “Nighttime Fires” the speaker of the poem is remembering the speaker father’s wild obsession with burning houses at night and how the speaker had to go with the father to these burning houses with the family. The father is a casualty of the rough economy and this anger toward his bad luck is the reason he loves seeing these macabre scenes. The speaker in “Nighttime Fires” vividly illustrates the lasting impression that the fires and his father’s...

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Fire Essay

Fire is a major factor in our ecosystem, both good and bad, that is influenced by climate. It can cause carbon dioxide to have a direct effect on vegetation, and land use, and in turn, affect landscape pattern processes. Fire in the Earth’s ecosystems is a natural occurrence that is vital in keeping the flow of natural cycles healthy and efficient. Natural causes of bush fires has played significant role in shaping the ecosystems, such as certain plant life being more susceptible to harsh, scorching...

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Fire Investigation

COMBUSTION AND FIRE INVESTIGATION There are many different types of fires and it can be quite difficult to establish what may have started the fire in the first place. Fire investigation is an important process that attempts to establish the cause of the fire and whether a criminal act has taken place. The National Fire Statistics in the UK compiled by the Home Office states that 25% of fires are electrical in origin but this does not tell the whole story. The statistics are compiled from fire report...

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Fire Safety : A Fire Safety Self-Inspection Checklist Introduction Structural fires can occur at any time. They don’t just happen to the “other guy.” The best way to ensure that NPS facilities are “fire safe” is through prevention and education. This includes inspections and education of employees, partners, and the public. Director’s Order #58: Structural Fire Management (DO #58) and its implementation manual, Reference Manual #58 (RM-58), require your park’s Structural Fire Coordinator to schedule...

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Fire Behavior and Combustion

Unit 1 Assignment: Critical Terms Study Guide FS101: Fire Behavior and Combustion Unit 1 Unit 1 Assignment: Critical Terms Study Guide Auto-ignition temperature The minimum temperature to which a material must be raised before combustion will occur. Also called “ignition temperature.” Backdraft A sudden, violent reignition of the contents of a closed container fire that has consumed the oxygen within the space when a new source of oxygen is introduced. The introduction of...

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Dorm Fire Safety

Fire Safety How can students prevent dorm fires? The answer to that question may seem simple but that doesn’t change the fact that residence hall fires are a growing problem in colleges across the nation. Students use of basic electronic cooking utensils such as microwaves, smoking products, candles or incense are all different entities that can start fires in dorms. Dorm room fires can lead to serious injury or possibly even death, but there are ways to prevent fires. Studies show that arson...

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Fire Behavior

Fire Behavior 1999 Worcester Fire This tragic event claimed the loss of six great men. Six firefighters paid the ultimate sacrifice for the people of both Worcester and Massachusetts. No matter race, creed, color, religion or reputation, firefighters are thoroughly trained and ready to put their lives on the line for another. There were few things that may have saved the lives of these men but no one can clearly decide that unless you were there and the one calling the shots. In this essay I will...

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Haze: Causality and Forest Fires

Haze Open burning on a large scale causes the haze. The burning can be because of natural forest fires or irresponsible men burning a vast area for cultivation. When either one of these takes place, the smoke from the fires rises and spreads to the surrounding areas. It can even travel as far as the neighbouring countries. For example, when there was extensive open burning in Indonesia, the haze spread to Malaysia and Singapore. In these countries, the situation is further aggravated by the pollution...

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Fire Investigation

I have chosen to write my paper on a fire that occurred on February 4th, 2007 and was initially reported at 0934 in a small town in Pennsylvania. The weather at the time of the incident included a high temperature of fourteen degrees, with a low of three degrees. Winds were between ten and twenty miles per hour and there were gusts up to thirty miles per hour. This fire killed one firefighter a 27 year old male with approximately thirteen total years experience twelve and a half of those being...

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Fire

Photo of a fire taken with a 1/4000th of a second exposure A flame is a mixture of reacting gases and solids emitting visible, infrared, and sometimes ultraviolet light, the frequency spectrum of which depends on the chemical composition of the burning material and intermediate reaction products. In many cases, such as the burning of organic matter, for example wood, or the incomplete combustion of gas, incandescent solid particles called soot produce the familiar red-orange glow of 'fire'. This light...

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