On February 20th, 2003, a fire at the Station Nightclub killed 100 people and injured more than 200.  Last Saturday, our family movie night included a viewing of an episode of the TV show 48 hours, where this fire was discussed in depth.  If you have not seen it yet, I encourage you to watch the show.

This is how we avoid having history repeat itself…again.  A major contributor to the fire and loss of life was the packing foam installed as soundproofing on the walls, ceilings, and at least one door, but the exits played a role as well.  For my 20YO college student and her boyfriend who is a musician, it was a powerful illustration of why I always know where the exits are, and that they are clear and available for egress.

Click here to watch 48 Hours – The Station Nightclub Fire: Who’s Responsible?

Image: CBS News


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