New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_204
Firefighters use hoses and a water tower to fight a fire at Union Square in New York City, circa 1900.
How did firefighters combat fires in tall buildings?
What might be a concern for the horses?
How have technological advances altered firefighters’ safety?
Research the famous Triangle Shirt Factory fire. What were some positive effects of this tragedy?
English Language Arts: Write a newspaper article as if it were the year 1900 that describes safety precautions one must take to prevent fires.
Art: Create a poster for fire safety week.
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Molzahn, Arlene Bourgeois. Fire Engines. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2001. ISBN: 0766016439
Osborne, Mary Pope. New York's Bravest. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. ISBN: 0375821961
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Winkleman, Katherine K. Firehouse. New York: Walker, 1994. ISBN: 0802783163.
Fisher, Leonard Everett. Pumpers, Boilers, Hooks and Ladders: A Book of Fire Engines. New York: Dial Press, 1961.
Tamarin, Alfred H. Fire Fighting in America. New York: Macmillan, 1971.
Greene, Jacqueline Dembar. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. New York: Bearport, 2007. ISBN: 1597163597
Schaefer, A. R. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. Milwaukee, WI: World Almanac Library, 2004. ISBN: 0836853830