Code Enforcement: Critical for a Successful Fire Prevention Program

01/01/2013
BY BEN COFFMAN • The Iroquois Theatre: Fire "claimed the lives of 602 people, two-thirds of them women and children, on the afternoon of December 30, 1903."1 Overcrowding, locked exits, inward-opening exit doors, and unfinished fire protection features all contributed to the tragedy. • The Cocoanut Grove Nightclub: On the night of November 28, 1942, 492 persons lost their lives after fire swept through flammable decorations and trapped overcrowded occupants behind inadequate, locked or blocked exits.2 • The Beverly Hills Supper Club: Locked or blocked exits; incompatible wiring; and an overcrowded, maze-like interior led to the deaths of 164 persons on the evening of May 28, 19...

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