Read the U.S. Fire Administration/Technical Report Series Chicken Processing Plant Fires (PDF – USFA) (Links to an external site.) about the Historical Fire: 1991 Imperial Foods Processing Plant, Hamlet, NC. And watch the video Hamlet: The Untold Tragedy, 1994. – Duration (22:32 – YouTube). (Links to an external site.)
After reading the article, watching the video, and completing the previous module activities, compose a paper to address the following questions/problems:
- Compare and contrast the Imperial Foods Plant Fire with the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
- Although fire prevention and protection laws, technology, and engineering have advanced since the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, we have still seen catastrophic losses in recent history as evident in the Imperial Foods fire in Hamlet, NC. Citing your evidence, discusswhere and how Imperial Foods management could have incorporated fire protection technology/engineering or follow fire protection laws that came about during the 1900’s after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.
- Formulate and support (or justify) an argument that fire prevention and protection are essential components of a safety, health, and environmental professional’s role on the job. Back up your argument with scholarly proof.
The paper should be approximately 3-4 pages (not including the cover and reference pages) and follow APA format. You are required to use information from the required reading as well as at least two to three additional scholarly references.