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Death And Communication: An In-Depth Analysis Of The Intemal/Extemal Communication On The Thirtymile Fire Incident, Charlynn Malcom
Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses
Using the Thirtymile Fire Incident of 2001 in Washington and the Cramer Fire Incident of 2003 in Idaho as case studies, I investigate the communication between crews on each fire. I focus on the Thirtymile Fire Incident and how the deaths of four young firefighters resulted in a congressional hearing based on the rules and regulations firefighters must adhere to when on duty. The one major regulation implemented by firefighting agencies after the Thirtymile Fire Incident was based on officials blaming the deaths on the wrong causes that resulted in the creation of new regulations that would not prevent deaths ...