In preparation for this assignment please read the Hazardous Materials Alarm case
study found on page 266 of the course textbook.
Each student is required to complete a descriptive research report, in APA format,
which addresses the following items:
 Identify and discuss the purpose and value of product control relative to
hazardous materials incident response described in the case study.
 Identify and discuss the methods you would employ to control the product
described in the case study.
 Consider the assignment you have been given to protect the curbside drain,
identify and discuss your concerns and the precautions you might take.
 Provide a meaningful and substantive conclusion.
* Use Times New Roman font size 12 for this assignment.
* Use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association [APA],
th edition as reference to complete the class project.

* Never plagiarize! Submit your own work! Paraphrase and site the author.
Take the following steps to complete this assignment:
1. Read Chapter 12 of the course textbook.
Eastern Gateway Community College
Fire Science Program
2. Review the Lesson 13 Power Point Presentations.
3. Review the supplemental artifacts provided in Lesson 13.
4. Conduct additional research as you deem appropriate.
o Eastern Gateway Community College Library
o National Emergency Training Center Library
o University of Illinois – Fire Service Institute
5. Review and study the information you have collected through your research.
6. Review these resources for assistance with APA writing requirements for this course
and program:
o Eastern Gateway Community College Library
o Purdue University – Purdue Online Writing Lab
o American Psychological Association – Academic Writer
o Samuel Forlenza – Title Page, Running Head, Abstract, and Section Headings

o Purdue University – Online Wring Lab:
7. Write a descriptive research paper which provides a meaningful conclusion and/or
summary that is based on the material presented in the body of your work. This
descriptive research paper/article must include all of the following:
 Title Page: The title page should conform to APA style and format. “A title should
summarize the main idea of the paper simply and, if possible, with style”. (Use
sample title page provided in the course content).
 Introduction. The introduction must be no more than two paragraphs and must
define the topic. The introduction discusses the purpose and scope of your work.
 Literature Review: A minimum of one (1) and a maximum of two (2) pages review
of the literature. This is where you provide information about the topic. Do not
editorialize, rationalize, or make judgments about the material. Just report
(review) what you found in the literature. (This section follows your one or two
paragraph introduction with no “white-space” between the two. You should begin
to use level one, two, and three headings, refer to the APA Guide (page 62) for
additional details.
 Conclusion and/or Recommendation: The Conclusion and/or recommendation
section should be a minimum of 1 paragraph. The Conclusion and/or
Recommendation section is where you use your thoughts and ideas on the
subject explored, combined with what you have learned from your sources, to
make a statement of conclusion and/or make recommendations. Most of the
conclusion should be in your own words (but use 3rd person) and should express
knowledge of the subject. However, do not personalize your writing (never use
first person, I, we, you, etc.). Your writing must be professional in nature, must
not ramble or generalize, must address the topic, and must provide specifics.
Include in-text citations where appropriate.
It is very important to relate the conclusions to your academic major (fire service)
or profession. Try to include examples as to how what you have written about
relates to the major.
 Reference Page: The Reference Page should list all of the sources used to
support your work. The Reference Page should be formatted in accordance with
APA requirements. Remember, each entry on the Reference Page must have
corresponding in-text citation. Use a minimum of one reference, which may be
your textbook.