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Safety Efforts Mark 5th Anniversary of Nightclub Fire

Five years ago on Feb. 20, 2003, pyrotechnics lit during a concert at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., started a rapidly spreading fire that caused the deaths of 100 people. Within a week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) launched a two-year investigation of the tragic event to understand exactly what happened and to make recommendations for change based on those findings.

NIST’s final report on the fire, released June 29, 2005, made 10 recommendations for increased occupant safety in nightclubs (For the complete list, see “Recommendations–NIST Investigation of The Station Nightclub Fire”.)
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