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Fire Prevention
An examination of the history and goals of fire prevention in the United States.
# 115511 | 1,506 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 26, 2009 in Education (General)

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This paper defines and examines fire prevention. It discusses the history and tragic events that make fire prevention what it is today as well as the main goals of fire prevention and fire prevention laws. The paper also discusses the history of fire prevention in the United States and looks at the implementation of National Fire Prevention Week. The paper uses MLA style footnotes but does not include a works cited page.

From the Paper:

"There may not have been a better time to start this paper on Fire Prevention, its importance, and the question of whether it's truly needed or not than on National Fire Prevention Week. Just the fact that Fire Prevention has a week dedicated to the national education of fire speaks of its importance, and the idea of fire prevention will always be needed until we can eradicate fire, emergencies, and natural disasters, which doesn't seem to be anytime soon. The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 can be given credit for the adoption of National Fire Prevention Week. How the fire started is up to speculation, but the important part is that the fire burned over 2000 acres in 27 hours, killing 300 people, leaving 100,000 homeless and burning over 17,000 structures. When Chicago rebuilt, they began having yearly festivities celebrating the anniversary of the fire."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Tufts, Edward R. A History of the Salem Fire Department 1975, p. 3
  • Lyons, Paul R. Fire in America 1976 p. 2
  • Hart, Arthur A. Fighting Fire on the Frontier 1976 p. 33
  • The Triangle Factory Fire. 21 Aug 2006. Cornell University ILR School. 28 Feb. 2007
  • Fire Prevention History. 2007. Buffnet.

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"Fire Prevention" 26 July 2009. Web. 18 August. 2022. <>