jb126 Posted February 20, 2013 Share Posted February 20, 2013 Ten years ago today a fire broke out in a crowded nightclub in Rhode Island, USA. One hundred people died, over 200 were injured. Pyrotechnics, flammable acoustic foam, lack of sprinkler system, and attendance number exceeding capacity contributed to the tragedy. All of these years later I can still see images from video caught at the scene in my mind's eye. I'd like to mention the positive changes that have been instituted in RI and MA (at the very least) in recent years. At the end of this post I've put a link to an article with some of the details. What I have personally observed recently: A uniformed fireman at a nightclub show (a policy for all shows at this venue). The venue's website has an ample page discussing safety rules for the customer's peace of mind. At a theatre prior to the start of the show, a member of the venue's staff came to the stage to discuss safety. As part of his talk, he pointed out the four exits and asked everyone in the audience to make a mental note of the closest exit to their seat. Unfortunately it took a tragedy to change laws and practices, but I wanted to reflect on the positives today. http://www.masslive...._islands_s.html Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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