NFPA Journal explores the nightclub fire problem across the globe

Published on January 12, 2010
Marking first anniversary of tragic nightclub fire in Bangkok, Thailand

January 12, 2010 –The latest issue of NFPA Journal, the official magazine of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), explores the nightclub fire problem on a global scale. The issue marks the first anniversary of the Santika Pub fire that occurred in Bangkok, Thailand on January 1, 2009 with the cover article, Santika Remembered.

The Santika Pub fire killed 66, injured 229, and ranks seventh on NFPA’s list of deadliest nightclub fires outside of the U.S. since 1970. Shortly before the latest issue of NFPA Journal was completed, news broke out of Russia about the Lame Horse club which now ranks fourth on the list. Pyrotechnics were involved in both fires, which were also the cause of one of the deadliest nightclub fires in recent U.S. history:   the Station Nightclub fire in the United States which killed 100 people in Rhode Island in 2003.

Experts discuss what steps can be taken to prevent fires like these from happening in the future.

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