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AND ANSWER THESE QUATIONSES:
1. In the Station nightclub fire on February 20, 2003 100 people were killed.
a. What was the original ignition source of the fire?
b. What was the fuel source of the original fire (item first ignited)?
c. What was the oxidizer?
2. Given there was a fire at the Station nightclub, what was the reason for that over 100 people were killed? In other words what were the contributing factors that led to such a large loss of life? Those who died, why weren’t they able to escape?
3. According to the Stephen Dubner, the narrator of the podcast, where do 85% of fatal fires occur? Using your own reasoning, why do you think this is the case?
4. According to Madrzykowski what is a solution to reducing the number of fatalities?
5. Assuming that Madrzykowski is correct, in your opinion, why is there a resistance to doing his solution (as noted in #4)?
6. What is the discussion about creating safer cigarettes? (What is the issue with cigarettes and ignition of objects and how will a ignition safe cigarette work?)
7. What is the technology that is taking place with cooking equipment? How will that reduce fires?
8. Prior to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, what was the focus of fire protection? NIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN Department of Fire Science and Professional Studies Dunston FIRE 1102
9. Regarding the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire… a. What was the fuel? b. What was the ignition source? c. What was the oxidizer?
10.Fires happen all of the time in buildings. Why did so many people die, despite the claim that the building was “fireproof
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