January 27, 2013
Below is a copy of a term paper I submitted while pursing a degree in Fire Science in 2003. I'm attaching it here because this morning's news leads with the tragic loss of over 240 young lives in a night club in Brazil over night. The fire allegedly broke out from a pyrotechnics display that communicated to the soundproof foam over head and the rest is the repetitive story of too many people, with a rapidly advancing, fuel fed fire and not enough avenues for egress.
I posted links to the tragedy on Facebook and one of the first replies I received was; "Where were the sprinklers?" If you have a few minutes, read below and see how this tragic history continues to repeat itself both here and abroad.
Respectfully and with prayers for the deceased,