Safety Officials to Discuss Nightclub Fire, 9/11 Lessons

The deadly 2003 fire at the Station Nightclub in Rhode Island will be the topic of a presentation at a safety meeting this summer in Boston.
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The deadly 2003 fire at the Station Nightclub in Rhode Island will be the topic of a presentation at a safety meeting this summer in Boston.

The 2007 World Safety Conference & Exposition is put on by the National Fire Protection Association. The event starts June 3 at the Boston Convention and ExpositionCenter.

A session about the nightclub fire will examine code changes, research and legislation issues. The fire killed 100 people.

Among events at the NFPA conference: Discussion about the World Trade Center investigations; a new emergency evacuation planning guide for people with disabilities; and emergency response issues associated with pandemic avian influenza and other animal-borne diseases.

NFPA members will have an opportunity to vote on proposed new safety and building codes. Participants will also discuss changes in the National Electrical Code, which is updated regularly.

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