Wednesday, November 2, 2016

I Hate Fire!

UMass is a safe campus.  But you can never be too safe with fire

And you should too. 

But that doesn't mean you should not prepare for it. 

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Please join the Amherst Fire Department, UMass Environmental Health & Safety, Dunn & Phillips Law firm and two victims who survived a devastating fire to learn simply strategies to survive should the Beast come calling.


Anonymous said...

Fire would be less dangerous if pot was legal.

Anonymous said...

is the tamarack fire the same as the 'party house' of the week from a week or so ago?

Larry Kelley said...


Anonymous said...

You noveau ex-urbanites cum country squires - McMansions with cold hands even week or older ashes will smolder indefinitely -your decks vinyl siding is no match for the gales of November and insulated sparks of charcoal -rude awakening -indeed !!!

Dr. Ed said...

Larry, while fleeing a burning WOODEN building is the best option, it absolutely was NOT the best option here.

Dorm doors are fire rated for either 1.5 or 2 hours, it'll take a fire that long to burn through one, and the fire was out in 10 minutes. Like at the 1977 Providence College fire, the worst thing to do was what the students were told to do.

They left safe refuges, opened doors INTO a fire, and then tried to travel through it to safety. Worse, at PC, the dorm doors automatically locked behind the girls so they couldn't retreat.

We won't hear about the smart Seaton Hall students who sealed their doors & waited for the FD to either rescue by ladder or clear the deadly smoke from the hallway.

Yes, Seaton Hall was arson, but they shouldn't have had non-fire-rated sofas in the lounge. It's one thing to have them in student rooms, but not in the lounges!

We won't hear any of this, I suspect.