Dec, 1987
Four House Fires That Killed 28 Children
United States Fire Administration
Shapiro, Jeffrey M.; Carpenter, Daniel J., Jr.; Schaenman, Philip S.; Stambaugh, Hollis
"In the last quarter of 1987, four fires in three communities killed 28 children and two adults. Each fire shocked its community. The basic lessons were similar, and common to many other fires: [1] There were no working smoke detectors. [2] The houses were overcrowded at the time of the fire, which hindered escape. [3] Wooden, non-compartmented construction allowed rapid fire and smoke spread. [4] Lack of escape planning and practice and lack of general fire prevention education characterized most of the victims."
  • URL
  • Authors
    Shapiro, Jeffrey M.
    Carpenter, Daniel J., Jr.
    Schaenman, Philip S.
    Stambaugh, Hollis
  • Publisher
    United States Fire Administration
  • Report Number
    USFA-TR-020; United States Fire Administration Technical Report 020
  • Date
    Dec, 1987
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)
  • Format
  • Media Type
  • Subject
    Emergency management
  • Resource Group
    LLIS Collection

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