Imperial Foods Plant Fire

Read Historical Fire: 1991 Imperial Foods Processing Plant, Hamlet, NC and watch the video Hamlet: The Untold Tragedy, 1994. – Duration (22:33). After reading this article, watching the video, and completing the previous module activities, compose a paper to address the following questions/problems:

  1. Compare and contrast the Imperial Foods Plant Fire with the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
  2. 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 evidencediscuss where 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.
  3. 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.


Your paper should be approximately 3-4 pages (not including the cover and reference pages) and follow APA format. You must provide one citation per page: one for the required reading along with at least two to three additional references. Use Microsoft Word or a comparable word processing software to construct your final paper, and be sure to put your last name and page number in the header or footer. DO NOT PDF your papers. Once your assignment is complete, access the activity link, and submit your assignment.