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MGM Grand Fire
The MGM GRAND FIRE occurred on November 21, 1980 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino (now Bally\'s Las Vegas ) in Paradise , Nevada
Nevada
, USA . The fire killed 85 people, most through smoke inhalation . The tragedy remains the worst disaster in Nevada
Nevada
history, and the third-worst hotel fire in modern U.S. history, after the 1946 Winecoff Hotel fire in Atlanta that killed 119 people and the Dupont Plaza Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico fire on December 31, 1986, in which 97 perished. CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 Cause * 3 Sprinkler rule exceptions * 4 Aftermath * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links BACKGROUNDAt the time of the fire, approximately 5,000 people were in the hotel and casino, a 26-story luxury resort with more than 2,000 hotel rooms. Approximately 7:07 a.m. on November 21, 1980, a fire broke out in a restaurant known as The Deli
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Fire Sprinkler System
A FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM is an active fire protection method, consisting of a water supply system, providing adequate pressure and flowrate to a water distribution piping system, onto which fire sprinklers are connected. Although historically only used in factories and large commercial buildings, systems for homes and small buildings are now available at a cost-effective price. Fire sprinkler systems are extensively used worldwide, with over 40 million sprinkler heads fitted each year. In buildings completely protected by fire sprinkler systems, over 96% of fires were controlled by fire sprinklers alone
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National Fire Protection Association
The NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION (NFPA) is a United States trade association, albeit with some international members, that creates and maintains private, copyrighted standards and codes for usage and adoption by local governments. The association was formed in 1896 by a group of insurance firms. Its purpose was to standardize the then-new fire sprinkler systems. It reports to have 65,000 members. CODES AND STANDARDSThe association's codes and standards are published online. In 2013, the association, with others, filed suit against Public.Resource.Org for publishing the full texts of various codes. PRO claims that, since these codes form part of US or state law, they are not eligible for copyright. In 2017, the courts granted a motion for summary judgment filed by a number of standard development organizations (SDOs), including NFPA, ASTM International and ASHRAE
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Clark County, Nevada
CLARK COUNTY is a county in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Nevada
Nevada
. As of the 2010 census , the population was 1,951,269, with an estimated population of 2,114,801 in 2015. It is by far the most populous county in Nevada
Nevada
, accounting more than two-thirds of its residents. Las Vegas
Las Vegas
, Nevada's most populous city, has been the county seat since the county was established. The county was formed by the Nevada
Nevada
Legislature by splitting off a portion of Lincoln County on February 5, 1909, and came into existence on July 1, 1909. The Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Valley , a 600 sq mi (1,600 km2) basin, includes Las Vegas
Las Vegas
as well as the other primary population center, the unincorporated community of Paradise
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Fire Marshal
A FIRE MARSHAL or "Fire Commissioner", in the United States
United States
and Canada
Canada
, is often a member of a state, provincial or territorial government, but may be part of a building department or a separate department altogether. Fire marshals' duties vary but usually include fire code enforcement or investigating fires for origin and cause. Fire marshals may be sworn law-enforcement officers and are often experienced firefighters . In larger cities with substantially developed fire departments the local fire departments are sometimes delegated some of the duties of the fire marshal. A fire marshal's duties vary by location. Fire marshals may carry a weapon , wear a badge , wear a uniform or plain clothes, and make arrests pertaining to arson and related offenses, or, in other localities, may have duties entirely separate from law enforcement, including building- and fire-code-related inspections
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Fire Extinguisher
A FIRE EXTINGUISHER is an active fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires, often in emergency situations. It is not intended for use on an out-of-control fire, such as one which has reached the ceiling , endangers the user (i.e., no escape route, smoke, explosion hazard, etc.), or otherwise requires the expertise of a fire department . Typically, a fire extinguisher consists of a hand-held cylindrical pressure vessel containing an agent which can be discharged to extinguish a fire . Fire
Fire
extinguishers manufactured with non-cylindrical pressure vessels also exist, but are less common. A stored-pressure fire extinguisher made by Oval Brand Fire
Fire
Products In the United States, fire extinguishers in all buildings other than houses are generally required to be serviced and inspected by a fire protection service company at least annually
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Plastic Piping
PLASTIC PIPE is a tubular section, or hollow cylinder, made of plastic . It is usually, but not necessarily, of circular cross-section, used mainly to convey substances which can flow—liquids and gases (fluids), slurries, powders and masses of small solids. It can also be used for structural applications; hollow pipes are far stiffer per unit weight than solid members. PLASTIC PIPEWORK is used for the conveyance of drinking water , waste water , chemicals , heating fluid and cooling fluids , foodstuffs , ultra-pure liquids , slurries , gases , compressed air and vacuum system applications
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Wallpaper
WALLPAPER is a kind of material used to cover and decorate the interior walls of homes, offices, cafes, government buildings, museums, post offices, and other buildings ; it is one aspect of interior decoration . It is usually sold in rolls and is put onto a wall using wallpaper paste . Wallpapers can come plain as "lining paper" (so that it can be painted or used to help cover uneven surfaces and minor wall defects thus giving a better surface), textured (such as Anaglypta ), with a regular repeating pattern design, or, much less commonly today, with a single non-repeating large design carried over a set of sheets. The smallest rectangle that can be tiled to form the whole pattern is known as the pattern REPEAT. Wallpaper
Wallpaper
printing techniques include surface printing , gravure printing , silk screen-printing , rotary printing , and digital printing
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Electrical Ground
In electrical engineering , GROUND or EARTH is the reference point in an electrical circuit from which voltages are measured, a common return path for electric current , or a direct physical connection to the Earth
Earth
. Electrical circuits may be connected to ground (earth) for several reasons. In mains powered equipment, exposed metal parts are connected to ground so that if, due to any fault conditions, a "Line" supply voltage connection occurs to any such conductive parts, the current flow will then be such that any protective equipment installed for either overload or "leakage" protection will operate and disconnect the "Line" voltage. This is done to prevent harm resulting to the user from coming in contact with any such dangerous voltage in a situation where the user may, at the same time, also come in contact with an object at ground/earth potential
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AC Power Plugs And Sockets
AC POWER PLUGS AND SOCKETS are devices that allow electrically operated equipment to be connected to the primary alternating current (AC) power supply in a building. Electrical plugs and sockets differ in voltage and current rating, shape, size and type of connectors. The types used in each country are set by national standards, some of which are listed in the IEC technical report TR 60083, Plugs and socket-outlets for domestic and similar general use standardized in member countries of IEC. The scope of IEC TR 60083 states: The report only contains systems for which standard sheets have been published in a National Standard, which may be a National Standard of the country itself or any other IEC member country. Plugs and sockets for portable appliances started becoming available in the 1880s, to replace connections to light sockets with easier to use wall-mounted outlets
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Electrical Conduit
An ELECTRICAL CONDUIT is a tube used to protect and route electrical wiring in a building or structure. Electrical conduit
Electrical conduit
may be made of metal, plastic, fiber, or fired clay . Most conduit is rigid, but flexible conduit is used for some purposes. Conduit is generally installed by electricians at the site of installation of electrical equipment. Its use, form, and installation details are often specified by wiring regulations, such as the US National Electrical Code (NEC) and other building codes
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Galvanic Corrosion
Corrosion
Corrosion
of an iron nail wrapped in bright copper wire, showing cathodic protection of copper; a ferroxyl indicator solution shows colored chemical indications of two types of ions diffusing through a moist agar medium GALVANIC CORROSION (also called BIMETALLIC CORROSION) is an electrochemical process in which one metal corrodes preferentially when it is in electrical contact with another, in the presence of an electrolyte . A similar galvanic reaction is exploited in primary cells to generate a useful electrical voltage to power portable devices
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Fire Alarm System
A FIRE ALARM SYSTEM has a number of devices working together to detect and warn people through visual and audio appliances when smoke , fire , carbon monoxide or other emergencies are present. These alarms may be activated automatically from smoke detectors , and heat detectors or may also be activated via manual fire alarm activation devices such as manual call points or pull stations. Alarms can be either motorized bells or wall mountable sounders or horns. They can also be speaker strobes which sound an alarm, followed by a voice evacuation message which warns people inside the building not to use the elevators . Fire
Fire
alarm sounders can be set to certain frequencies and different tones including low, medium and high, depending on the country and manufacturer of the device. Most fire alarm systems in Europe
Europe
sound like a siren with alternating frequencies
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Bally's Entertainment
BALLY MANUFACTURING, later renamed BALLY ENTERTAINMENT, was an American company that began as a pinball and slot machine manufacturer, and later expanded into casinos, video games, health clubs, and theme parks. It was acquired by Hilton Hotels
Hilton Hotels
in 1995. Its brand name is still used by several businesses previously linked to Bally Manufacturing, most notably Bally Technologies
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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International Standard Book Number
The INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book , a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007. The method of assigning an ISBN is nation-based and varies from country to country, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN configuration of recognition was generated in 1967 based upon the 9-digit STANDARD BOOK NUMBERING (SBN) created in 1966. The 10-digit ISBN format was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and was published in 1970 as international standard ISO 2108 (the SBN code can be converted to a ten digit ISBN by prefixing it with a zero)
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