Fire Marshal's Corner: 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
March 18th, 2011
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Host Ed Comeau talks with NFPA Foundation Research Director Casey Grant about the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, which happened 100 years ago this month. The March 25, 1911 fire that took the lives of 146 workers, many who either jumped from the upper floor of the building.
Grant shares the grim details of the tragic fire and how officials pushed for stronger workplace fire prevention measures after the fire, which is one of the deadliest in history. Listen as Grant describes the life safety measures that have been shared for 100 years.
Check out Daniel Byrne's article, "After 100 Years: The Lesson to be Learned from Triangle Shirtwaist" on Firehouse.com and Paul Hashagen's article, "Learning from Tragedy," that appears in the March 2011 issue of Firehouse Magazine.
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