FIR 2304 Week 4
Assignment Case Study | columbia-southern-university
Unit IV Case Study
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
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.
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).
case study must include the following elements:
brief synopsis of the incident in your own words;
summary of how fire behavior, to include fire resistance and flame spread,
factored into the scene and affected fireground operations and safety;
of specific risks and hazards inherent to the building structure and
construction materials that may have impaired firefighting efforts and safety;
clear connection to and understanding of concepts presented in this unit.
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.
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.
case study must be at least two pages in length, not counting the title
and reference pages.
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.