Someone who studies history can observe past events and learn lessons from what has happened. When we carefully observe past occurrences, we can take some practical steps to avoid tragedies that have transpired. In the case of fires in American history, we can do the same thing - study infamous fires, analyze their causes, and be sure not to make those same mistakes. This holds true for the tragic fire that occurred over a century ago right here in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Theater fire of 1876 was one of the most devastating fires in all of American history, and there are many lessons we can take from this awful event in history.
You've heard that those who don't learn from history will be doomed to repeat it? The idea was first introduced by George Santayana, and it's often used as a warning and a wake-up call. A wise, circumspect person will take the time to look at events that have happened in the past and see what lessons there are to be learned. This wake-up call can easily translate into the area of fires that have occurred in American history. Unfortunately, America has seen its share of tragedies due to fire; however, if we are wise, we can look at those horrible events and pull out the lessons that are there for us, so we aren't doomed to make those same mistakes. Today, we will be learning from the Station Nightclub fire in West Warwick, Rhode Island.
Having your business establishment fireproofed is an important job - not one you should hire just any company to do. There are standards set forth by the FDNY that relates to both the procedures that need to be followed and the qualifications of the flameproofing company itself. Because the outcome of having these treatments done is so important - the potential difference between life and death, in fact - it's critical to make sure the company you choose has merit behind their work. So, how do you know if you've found a company you can trust? Below are qualities of a top-notch flameproofing outfit.
More than any other time in history, Americans are the most health-conscious that they've ever been and more aware of harmful toxins that are in our environment. As educated consumers with an abundance of information at our fingertips, we are able to make the most informed decisions about things that affect our health. As business owners who are particularly health-savvy, questions arise more and more about the safety of the flameproofing treatments at their establishments, treatments that they are required by the FDNY to have. Do these treatments cause rashes or outbreaks upon touch? How safe is it to breathe around items that have been treated? Are there any underlying health issues that could arise after being exposed to flameproofing chemicals? Today's discussion will address these matters.