A discussion of safety in the Performing Arts for professionals, students, teachers, and administrators. A sometimes terrifying look at some surprising conditions, what you might do about them; and how to plan for better safety in your facility, teaching program, and career.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Natonal Fire Prevention Week - A look back at the Iroquois Theatre Fire
Much hasn't changed in the last 100 years - I still routinely find Fire Exits blocked, dysfunctional Fire Curtains, and flammable scenery, props, and costumes in every theatre I visit. These were the very cause of the Iroquois Theatre fire. Think about it!
Asbestos Fire Curtain in an older theatre
For a bit of perspective, visit the following web sites a read-up on this disaster