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    Question Information of Fires???

    Yes...It's me again...

    I was wondering where I can get information on an incident which either caused a large loss of life, or caused a large loss of property.

    The three main ones I am currently interested in are:

    MGM - Grand Hotel & Casino Fire

    Worcester Cold Storage Fire

    Winecoff Hotel Blaze

    I have two reports to do...one covering each of the above categories which caused a large loss of something and these are the two which I want to do them on.

    I saw a fellow classmate with a report, I think it was NFIRS, however I cannot locate where I can find these. The NFIRS website, was confusing and didn't give me a straight location as to where I can find one of these reports. If you all would please...Give me the address and location of where I can find the information on the above topics and possibly a little background... Thank You! I know there are several websites out there, but I am having trouble finding them... If you guys know of anything especially relating to one of the three above, please note them as well!

    Thanks So Much! Have a Happy Turkey Day!
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    There was an article in Esquire magazine, July 1, 2000 called The Perfect Fire by Sean Flynn. This article, if you can find it, detailed the Worchester Cold Storage fire that killed six of Worchester's Bravest. The article also detailed simulations of the spread of the fire and where the firefighters were lost.
    The Anniversary of the Worster Cold Storage Disaster is fast approaching also. (December 5th)
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    Originally posted by AFD368
    LRFireE135

    There was an article in Esquire magazine, July 1, 2000 called The Perfect Fire by Sean Flynn. This article, if you can find it, detailed the Worchester Cold Storage fire that killed six of Worchester's Bravest. The article also detailed simulations of the spread of the fire and where the firefighters were lost.
    The Anniversary of the Worster Cold Storage Disaster is fast approaching also. (December 5th)
    It's Worcester... and the anniversary of the Worcester Cold Storage Fire is December 3rd.
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    Worcester Cold Storage Fire:

    USFA Technical Report (available only online):
    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...&sr=1&rp=5&sp=

    NIOSH Report:
    http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/face/Firefighter/face9947.html
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    My apologies to you CaptainGonzo and to all the Firefighters in Worcester. I also apologize for missing the date.
    "The uniform is supposed to say something about you. You get it for nothing, but it comes with a history, so do the right thing when you're in it."
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    no problem....
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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    There is also a really good bike on the Worcester fire. It goes through the entire incident and all the details of it. I can't remmember what it's called and I can't find it in my house right now. Anyway good luck!

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    If you mean a "book", I believe the title is "3000 Degrees: The True Story of a Deadly Fire and the Men Who Fought It".

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...lance&n=507846

    And if you are talking about a "bike", then I have no clue what you are talking about.
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    Thanks Adze, I was going to suggest that even before the "bike" thing.

    3000 Degrees by Sean Flynn
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    lol yeah, that's what I was talking about. Thanks for the correction, sorry.

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    Smile Thanks

    Just a thanks to everyone who helped out.

    I ended up doing the first report on the MGM Fire and it totaled I believe 33 pages...sheesh...talk about a long week.

    The second one was only 11 pages and I did it on the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 because I was running short on time.

    I still have plenty of papers to do with three more semesters to go, so I will most likely ask about this again in the future...and sooner or later I WILL USE the Worcester 6 as my topic...

    Thanks Again!
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    Hello,

    You can find the "Technical Report Series" made by United States Fire Administration and FEMA at

    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/applications/publications/

    Scroll down to where it says search by subject, click a subject, then it will give you a list to choose from with things suchs as "brochures handouts, CDROMS" etc.. Click "Technical Report Series" then it will give a window as if you were buying reports, but where it says "online:" click PDF or however youd like to read it. They have a lot of reports on major incidents.

    Hope this helps you out some...

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    Oh well,

    I didnt read your post that you have done the report already, still I recommend you check out these reports, they are very good.

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