FIR 2304 Week 4 Assignment Case Study | columbia-southern-university

FIR 2304 Week 4 Assignment Case Study | columbia-southern-university

Unit IV Case Study


Recall in Unit I that the eTextbook introduced the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program. This program conducts independent investigations of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.

For this assignment, you will visit the interactive Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program webpage to search for and choose a fatality investigation in which fire resistance, flame spread, and building hazard factors all contributed to the incident’s fatal outcome. You must work from the full investigation and cite it properly. You cannot use the investigation from the Texas fire, which was examined in the video in this unit’s Required Unit Resources.

The interactive search options on the page will assist you in locating an investigation. Searching by keyword will help you narrow down your choices. Be sure that all factors listed above played a role in the incident (may not have necessarily caused the fatality but, rather, created unfavorable conditions that resulted in a fatal outcome).

Your case study must include the following elements:

§  a brief synopsis of the incident in your own words;

§  a summary of how fire behavior, to include fire resistance and flame spread, factored into the scene and affected fireground operations and safety;

§  identification of specific risks and hazards inherent to the building structure and construction materials that may have impaired firefighting efforts and safety; and

§  a clear connection to and understanding of concepts presented in this unit.

The full investigations can be lengthy; ensure you are drilling down to the important causal factors as you complete the above requirements. The final recommendations of the investigators can help you determine the important takeaways that you will need for this assignment.

Your case study should present an insightful and thorough analysis in your own words. Employ strong arguments and present external evidence to support your analysis. This evidence must include relating your own personal or department experience or training or your own personal research in incidents with similar factors or buildings as you explain the factors above.

Your case study must be at least two pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages.

You must use at least two additional resources to support your analysis outside of the NIOSH webpage, which is linked above. One of those resources may be your eTextbook. All sources used must be properly cited and referenced in APA Style.



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