Letters to the Editor

Issue 9 and Volume 137.

Letters to the Editor DEPARTMENTS Keeping Public Awareness Alive Friday, May 11, 1984, will be entered in the books as another sad day in the history of fire safety. The tragic deaths of eight teenagers at the Great Adventure Haunted Castle, will place it among other unfortunate dates on which multiple deaths from fire occured in America. This horror story from Jackson Township, NJ, has once again awakened public awareness to the need for stronger fire safety codes and enforcement. If only we could keep that awareness alive! Although the families and friends of those who died will never forget that day, how sad it is that for most of us, it will soon become a distant and vague memory. Because the tragedy has not touched our own lives or loved ones, we are not motivated to extend our sympathy and concern beyond the fleeting emotions we experience as we…

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