Books tagged: fire safety

The adult filter is active; there may be additional content. To view this content, click the "Adult Content" button above to change your filtering option.

Found 16 results

Pathe' Film Studio Fire New York City December 10, 1929
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Fire Science
Norine Byrnes, Catherine Porter and Jola Springs were three young women who died unnecessarily when a fire erupted on the set at Pathe' studios in Manhattan. Motion pictures were transitioning from silent to sound in late 1929. Pathe' had covered a huge arc light with drapery that ignited around 9:30 a.m. Dancers were getting ready to perform in a cabaret scene. Eddie Elkins Orchestra was playing.
The Sherry-Netherland Hotel Fire New York City April 12, 1927
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture, Nonfiction » History » North America
The Sherry-Netherland opened for business on November 1, 1927. In the spring of '27 a large fire brought about construction delays. The failure of a standpipe nearly resulted in the building's destruction. My e-book looks at the era of great hotel construction in New York City. Architects designed the Sherry-Netherland, the Pierre, the Breakers (Miami) and many more great hotels in the 1920s.
Hotel Windsor Fire Fifth Avenue, New York City March 17, 1899
Price: $3.05 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
The Windsor Hotel was a fixture on Fifth Avenue in the late 19th century. John D. Rockefeller, authors Matthew Arnold and Oscar Wilde and foreign dignitaries stayed there regularly. My e-book looks at the day of the fire and recounts eyewitness accounts of events. It is likely that the inferno began on the first floor. A stray match or a blaze that began in the kitchen may have been responsible.
Burned Beyond Recognition The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire March 25, 1911
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Labor rights, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor
The inferno in the Asch Builiding on March 25, 1911 is undoubtedly the most notorious and influential industrial fire in history. From the ashes of the 8th, 9th and 10th floors grew a strong International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU). Ironically the union was founded the year before. 146 lives, most of them young immigrant women, were lost in the disaster. It might have been prevented.
Ancient Fire, Modern Fire: Understanding and Living With Our Friend and Foe
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,390. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2016 by PixyJack Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Fire Science, Nonfiction » Social Science » Mythology, folklore and legend
Creating fire is easy, yet learning to live with it has never been easy; stopping fire is a dangerous—and often deadly—pursuit. Drawing on his experiences as an environmental historian, firefighter and life safety educator, author Einar Jensen gives us the tools for being responsible and prepared—as parents, teachers, fire service professionals, and homeowners in the wildland urban interface.
The Old School : The Mid-Valley Elementary School in Olyphant, Pennsylvania
Price: Free! Words: 43,880. Language: American English. Published: November 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Administration / facility management
Plans to build the new Mid-Valley Junior-Senior High School in Throop, PA were put on hold indefinitely. In 1977, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry condemned the elementary schools in Olyphant and Dickson City, and ordered them closed. Some residents wanted a new school built; others wanted the old schools renovated. Lively debate ensued.
Smoke Burns
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 42,840. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Fire Science
This book is a reflection on my 26 years as a serving fire-fighter and fire officer. My observations are exactly what I've seen, whilst fire-fighting in real fires and my explanations are purposefully aimed at educating and informing fire-fighters and members of the public, alike, by trying to describe in simplistic terms the 'mechanism of fire' and how and why 'smoke burns'.
Día De Seguridad Contra Incendios
Price: Free! Words: 520. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Activity Books
Carson City firefighters teach students important fire safety information.
Fire Safety Day
Price: Free! Words: 540. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Activity Books
Carson City firefighters teach students important fire safety information.
1872 Chicago Firefighter Directory
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Fire Science, Nonfiction » History » North America
I am publishing an 1872 Directory of Fireman for the City of Chicago. It includes railroads and Chicago businesses. I researched the book from the U.S. Business Directory of 1872, among other references. 1872 was the year after the great conflagration, i.e the Great Chicago Fire of October 8-10, 1871. In this era firefighting was handled by steam engines. They were often pulled by teams of horses.