In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the lives and property of others. You will all always be America's #1 Hero's! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO!
Brother when you weep for me Remember that it was meant to be Lay me down and when you leave Remember that I'll be at your sleeve In every dark and chocking hall I'll be there as you slowly crawl On every roof in driving snow I'll hold your coat and you will know In cellars hot with searing heat At windows where gates you meet In closets where young children hide You know I'll be there by your side The house from which I now respond Is overstaffed with heroes gone Men who answered one last bell Did the job and did it well As firemen we understand That death's a card dealt in our hand A card we hope we never play But one we hold there anyway That card is something we ignore As we crawl across a weakened floor For we know that we're the only prayer For someone that might be there So remember as you wipe your tears The joy I knew throughout the years As I did the job I loved to do I pray that thought will see you through
This is an informational web page. My name is Nichole Dumont. I am a High School DECA student and I am currently organizing a Fire Safety and Prevention Program. I will hopefully be going to local Child Care Facilities to inform young children about Fire Safety and Prevention! These presentations that I will be giving will hopefully taking place during the summer. They will be approximately one hour long and are also interactive.
The children will learn what to do in case of a fire, how to plan escape routes with their families, what in their houses is dangerous and should not be touched, who to call in case of an emergency, what is considered an emergency and what is not, and why we celebrate "Fire Safety Week".
On October 8, 1971, a major disaster changed a lot of people's lives and taught us a lot about fire safety. The disaster left 900,000 people homeless, killed 300 people, and destroyed more than 2,000 acres--or about 3-1/2 square miles--of land in the center of Chicago.
That disaster was called the Great Chicago fire. It was one of the most destructive fires ever seen in the United States. Each year, we remember the Great Chicago Fire by calling the week of October 8 National Fire Prevention Week.
What started the fire that caused such major destruction? No one knows for sure, but this is what many people think happened that day:
Back in October 1871--that's 130 years ago now--Chicago was just beginning to gro into the big city that it is oday. In the ten years before that date, the city's population had tripled in size. One Chicago family, the O'Leary family, lived in a small wooden cottage. Behind their house was a barn where they kept cows and other animals.
On Sunday night between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m., Mrs. O'Leary went out to the barn. No one is sure exactly why she went. Some people say she went to check on a sick cow. Others say she went to get fresh milk. She brought a kerosene lamp with her, which she placed on the floor of the barn. The cow kicked it over an dset the wooden boards of the barn on fire. The flames spread quickly.
A neighbor pulled the nearest alarm, which was 3-1/2 blocks away, but it was broken. Meanwhile, Mr. O'Leary and other neighbors tried to put out he fire themselves but they could not. The fire spread and soon the hay in the loft was in flames. A fire watchman who was in the tower of the Courthouse saw the flames and guessed where the fire was. Unfortunately, he was wrong and all but one of the fire engines went to the wrong location.
Because most of the buildings were made of wood and everything was dry because it hadn't rained, the fire spread from building to buildign quickly. Firefighters from as far away as New York were called upon to help put out flames. But the fire continued to burn until almost midnight on Monday, more than 24 hours after the fire began. Then it began to rain. That helped the already tired firefighters get the fire under control.
All progress will be posted as soon as accomplished.
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