Fire Research Paper
Complete this assignment on the below listed subject and using APA format.
This assignment will support your efforts in researching two major loss-of-life fires from two case studies and identify major
causes, concerns, and deficiencies that occurred during both incidents. This information will help you identify major causes
of loss-of-life fires, as well as demonstrated behavior of those affected during the incident. This will highlight the importance
of human intervention in changing how people respond to fire.
Research articles that pertain to the following two large-loss-of-life incidents:
Ghost Ship fire tragedy in Oakland, California, which occurred on December 2, 2016; and
Station Nightclub fire that occurred in West Warwick, Rhode Island, on February 20, 2003.
There are various websites, such as the National Fire Protection Association and U.S. Fire Administration, that offer
resources on fire incidents. Also, check the Waldorf Online Library databases to see what resources are available from the
In a two-page response, compare and contrast the similarities of the Ghost Ship fire and the Station Nightclub fire. Identify
the underlying issues of the structures, capabilities, egress, etc. Discuss how panic affected a response to exiting during
the fire event.
In your conclusion, determine what you feel are the similarities of these two fires that led to these large loss-of-life incidents.
Identify the common theme with major problems leading to the large loss of life and human reaction to smoke and fire
This assignment should be at least two full pages, double-spaced, and should include a title and reference page (title and
reference pages do not count toward the total page requirement), and meet the following requirements.
You are expected to use information you learned from this course.
You should include, at a minimum, two sources for this assignment, and the sources must be written using APA style,
including citations and references.