The Worcester Cold storage fire

The Worcester Cold Storage Case
The Worcester Cold Storage Case

The Worcester Cold storage fire that led to the deaths of 6 firefighters and the criminal case Commonwealth v. Levesque had a major impact on protocols and procedures.

Write a 1-2 page paper that identifies and describes 10 of the key changes to firefighter operations due to the Worcester Cold Storage Case.

Review the NIOSH Report as well as the USFA Tech Report, both found below, for additional background on this case.

NIOSH. (2000, September 27). Six Career Fire Fighters Killed in Cold-Storage and Warehouse Building Fire – Massachusetts. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from

U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (1999). Abandoned Cold Storage Warehouse MultiFirefighter Fatality Fire. Retrieved from


In addition to fulfilling the specifics of the assignment, a successful paper must also meet the following criteria:

• Include a cover page and references page in 10-12 point font (Arial, Courier, and Times

New Roman are acceptable)

• Viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained

• Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.)

• Writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful

• Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics

• Appropriate citation style should be followed

You should also make sure to:

• Include a title page with full name, class name, section number, and date

• Include an introductory and concluding paragraph and demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard American English

• Use examples to support your discussion