Collectively, London used naturalism to show how in life, humans can depend on nothing but themselves to survive. "To Build a Fire" is a short story that embodies the idea of naturalism and how, if one is not careful, nature will gain the upper hand and they will perish. When the narrator introduced the main character of the story, the man, he made it clear that the man was in a perilous situation involving the elements. The man was faced with weather that was 75 degrees below zero and he was not physically or mentally prepared for survival. London wrote that the cold "did not lead him to meditate upon his frailty as a creature of temperature, and upon man's frailty in general, able only to live within certain narrow limits of heat and cold.
Through the course of my studies I have gained a lot of knowledge and background of what firefighters go through, along with what could be done to decrease the chance of fire departments going over budget. Letting wildfires extinguish themselves looks good written down on paper but unfortunately it gets increasingly more complicated. However, the fire service should look into better tactics for extinguishing wildfires in order to stay within their budget.
I’m striving to become a successful firefighter. A firefighter is someone who is trained to extinguish hazardous fires and rescue people from dangerous situations Not only do firefighters contain blazes of all shapes and sizes but they also provide life-saving medical aid to citizens prior to hospital care. Without them the United States would have absolute chaos. If your house caught on fire and you didn’t have access to a fire department most likely all your belongings would be destroyed and you may even lose your life due to the toxic smoke from the fire. This country would be a hell hole without firefighters.
Stand alert for other Alarms” (32). This quote tells you that in the Dystopian society’s rule book it says to start fires. In our society our rule book would consist of driving to the burning place, spraying water on the building, rescuing survivors, and reporting back to the fire station. Even though the firemen both societies are different they are also similar. This is because they both help their society.
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was one of the largest disasters in American history. Practically overnight the great city of Chicago was destroyed. Before the fire there was a large drought causing everything to be dry and flammable, then a fire broke out in the O’Leary’s barn and spread throughout the city. Many attempts were made to put out the fire but there were too many errors and problems in the beginning. After the fire many people were left homeless and had to help build their city again (Murphy, 39) Before the fire broke out on Sunday night, October 8, 1871 there had been a large drought causing everything to be dry and extremely flammable.
The main reason for the high death toll in the Peshtigo fire was the speed and intensity of the blaze, as well as the total lack of emergency signals and warning systems in place at the time. The large area of land that burned was so vast and encompassing that anyone who may have tried to flee to safety most likely would have ran into another front of the blaze, only to be consumed by it. Survivors said that the fire was so intense that it created a fire tornado that that threw rail cars and houses into the air (Wikipedia). Interestingly, the Great Chicago Fire lives in infamy, and receives more attention in the history books despite it being a much smaller, much less destructive fire. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the Peshtigo fire is that there is no consensus as to what started the fir... ... middle of paper ... ...to let them know of the impending doom heading their way.
Sadly enough, this was the reality for several families living in the North-west at the time of the 1910 fires. Some watched as the fires consumed their homes, while others came back to nothingness. This was a devastating time for everyone in the North-west and it caused a lot of controversy within the forest service about how to deal with the fires and it still influences protocol for forest service members and firefighters today. The first recorded fire of 1910 was on April 29 in the Blackfeet National Forest ("The 1910 Fires."). However, the beginning fires weren’t at all what made this string of infernos memorable.
The fire brought to light the fact that factory employees could form unions and fight the oppression they faced in the workplace. The president of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, David Dubinsky, stated, “These were our martyrs because what we couldn't accomplish by reasoning with the bosses, by pleading with the bosses, by arguing with the bosses, they accomplished with their deaths,” at the commemoration for the 50th anniversary of the fire (The Triangle Factory Fire). In conclusion, the fire brought a legacy that has been, and will be, felt throughout all the workplaces in the United States for years to come.
A lot of men also died from grenades and shell fire. About 1/3 of the men that died in the trenches died from disease or other medical reasons. The biggest problem with the trenches was the weather conditions. Weather would make the trenches muddy, cold and depressing. Many soldiers died from the weather.
(Hasenmeier). Jackets are not the same as firefighters wear presently because firefighters never enter the structures as done today so normal clothes were worn since the fighter never came in contact with fire. The “Three-quarters” boots were used back then to protect the legs while the trench coat was long enough to protect the upper part of the body. The trench coat lined with wool or cotton was for dryness and warmth, however made from rubber, leather, or canvas. Firemen referred to these as “Three-quarters”... ... middle of paper ... ...water, OK: Oklahoma State University, 2008.