Fire Prevention Research Assignment and Outline – The Great Chicago Fire of 1871

I selected the The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 as the research topic, details of the assignment are below and attached.i will need an outline as well =)



Research Project

Project Description

Each student will perform a research project relating to a code or inspection failure which led to a change in either the codes surrounding the project or the inspection process.There is no requirement that the topic be specifically related to fire or egress codes.Topics to explore can include, but are not limited to, major fires, structural failures (both during and post construction), and others as approved by the instructor.

This project will be submitted and graded in several phases.A schedule is provided with the associated due dates.This project’s goal is to teach the research process from inception through presentation.Phases will include: topic selection, outline submittal, and final paper submission.

Library information can be found for this course in EKU’s subject guides.Don’t forget that we also have a librarian, Nicole Montgomery, assigned to this class to assist you with your research needs.

Proposed sections of paper

Title Page

Table of Contents


Event History


Impact on Codes/Processes

Impact on Today’s Codes/Processes


Works Cited

Specific Paper Requirements

Note that there is no requirement to use all of the above sections.There is also no minimum requirement on the number of pages.There is a maximum of 20 pages.All papers are to be typed in 12 pt, double spaced, Arial font (standard margins).

APA formatting should be used for all citations and the general paper format.Additional information on the APA style can be found on Blackbaord.You are required to utilize a minimum of 5 sources for the project.

Research Phases Outline

Topic Selection (25 Points) – Due Sunday of Week 1 by 10 PM

All topics must be approved by the instructor.Topics should be submitted on blackboard in a business letter format by Sunday of Week 1 before 10 PM. As part of your proposal, you will provide a brief overview of the event and code changes, a minimum of two sources utilized, and an explanation of your interest in the event. Please note that the Beverly Hills Supper Club and the MGM Grand fires will not be accepted.

Outline (25 Points) – Due Sunday of Week 3 by 10 PM

A formal outline must be submitted by Sunday of Week 3 before 10 PM. The outline should include the theme as well as a methodical outline of the proposed topics and layout of the paper.Outlines should not be more than one page in length.

Final Paper (100 Points) – Due Sunday of Week 7 by 10 PM

Final papers are due before 10 PM on Sunday of week 7.