Fire Prevention, Organization and Management
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This paper begins with an overview of the mythology and usefulness of fire. It then explains the dangers involved in the mis-use and abuse of fire and examines common domestic fire hazards. It looks at statistics for the United States indicating which population groups are mostly at risk and discusses way that fire prevention and management can help lower these risks.
From the Paper:"Fire is one of the basic tools of human culture. In ancient Greece, fire was considered one of the four basic elements, a material from which all things were made. Its importance to mankind, the enigma of its capabilities and its apparent whimsicality have made fire sacred to many people. Fire as a god is a typical characteristic of Zoroastrianism, one of the oldest of the revealed world-religions in which, as in many sun-worshiping religions, fire is considered the earthly representative or type of the sun. (Inge-Heinze) The belief that fire is sacred is prevalent in mythology, and these dogmas have endured in many highly developed cultures as well. The connection between the Greek colony and the metropolis was the fire kindled in the colony from a brand brought from the mother city's fire. The most carefully preserved cult in Rome was that of Vesta, goddess of the hearth, and her virgins guarded the holy fire. One of the greatest Greek myths is the story of Prometheus, the fire bringer. The stealing of fire is a prevalent theme in the myths of many other cultures as well. But to most of us, fire is both a blessing and a curse. A a gift that has both saved and taken lives."
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