A.32 USA (Chicago) – 1871 – Fire

This document can also be found on the official website of Shelter Projects at https://shelterprojects.org/
This is one of an ongoing series of “historical” case studies to show how thinking on humanitarian sheltering has evolved. It explores the response to The Great Chicago Fire, included non-food item distribution, the building of barracks and one-room shelter construction.
The response was administered by the Chicago Relief and Aid Society.
This resource is part of a Collection of similar guidelines entitled "Fire Safety in Shelter and Settlement - Case Studies and Reports". Collections are monitored daily and new content is added.