Seriously…this Wordless Wednesday photo makes me want to cry.
Posted with the permission of Ron Burgess Jr. of the Westport Fire Department (originally posted on the Truck Floor Training Facebook page).
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The skill and craftsmanship of the work look to be outstanding. If the level of workmanship only equaled the understanding of how wrong this is.
Wow, the bolt across the panic bars is really frightening!
The metal birds, however, are really cute!
I’m always surprised at the amount of creativity involved with these ‘fixes’.
Two words: Coconut Grove
I don’t know, and if it’s a school, I don’t think I want to know.
I am surprised no one has responded to the question about what is the significance of Coconut Grove. I am showing my age. I believe this was a nightclub fire in California perhaps in the fifties or sixties where there was a great loss of life due to blocked doors to exit.
Hi Clair –
You’re close…the Cocoanut Grove fire was at a Boston nightclub in 1942, with 492 fatalities. There’s an article about it here: http://idighardware.com/2010/12/cocoanut-grove-our-lady-of-angels/ and another one here: http://idighardware.com/2015/01/series-on-historic-fires/.
It was before my time but it had a lasting impact.