Posted: September 19th, 2022

fire assessment

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Due Date: 11:59 p.m. EST, Sunday of Unit 2
Points: 100

Overview:

Case studies are a useful tool to study fire investigation. It allows us to see how the
theoretical knowledge has real world application. In this course we will look at the
response and investigation of infamous fires and emergencies.

Instructions:

On December 2, 2016, at approximately 1:20 p.m., a fire broke out in a former
warehouse that had been converted into an artist collective with living spaces known as
Ghost Ship. At the time, the warehouse in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland,
California was hosting a concert featuring artists from the house music record label
100% Silk. The warehouse was only permitted for industrial purposes. Residential and
entertainment uses were illegal. Of the 80 to 100 people attending the concert, 36 were
killed, the deadliest in the history of Oakland.

• Research the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland, California.

• Summarize the details of the fire.
o Investigations conducted subsequent to the fire.
o Mitigating factors that increased the significance of this fire.
o What caused this fire to start and then spread?

Requirements:

• Minimum three pages in length, excluding the Title and Reference page.
• APA format, including an in-text citation for referenced works.
• At least two resources.

Be sure to read the criteria by which your work will be evaluated before you write
and again after you write.

CRJ344 – Fire & Arson Investigation

Case Study – Ghost Ship Fire

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Evaluation Rubric for Case Study – Ghost Ship Fire Assignment

CRITERIA Deficient Needs
Improvement

Proficient Exemplary

(0-38 points) (39-51 points) (52-64 points) (65 points)

Content Does not cover
the assigned
topic; assertions
are not supported
by evidence;
paper is seriously
lacking in content
and detail.

Does not do an
adequate job of
covering the
assigned topic;
assertions are
weakly supported
by evidence.

Sufficient
coverage of the
topics; most
assertions are
supported by
evidence.

Provides in-depth
coverage of the
topics, assertions
are clearly
supported by
evidence.

(0-5 points) (6-7 points) (8-9 points) (10 points)

Resources No resources
included.

Includes at least 1
resource.

Includes at least 2
resources.

Includes more
than 2 resources.

Paper Length Less than one
page. Does not
meet page
requirements.

Does not meet the
minimum page
requirements.

Meets the
minimum
requirements.

Exceeds the
minimum
requirements.

(0-8 points) (9-11 points) (12-14 points) (15 points)

Clear and
Professional
Writing and APA
Format

Errors impede
professional
presentation;
guidelines not
followed. APA
references/citation
s have significant
errors.

Significant errors
that do not impede
professional
presentation. Sev
eral errors in the
APA
reference/citation.

Few errors that do
not impede
professional
presentation. Few
errors in the APA
reference/citation.

Writing and format
are clear,
professional, APA
compliant, and
error free.

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