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Agreed. Having experienced two fires now myself I think there is a real lack of education and preparedness in general for exiting safely. So few businesses (and homes) go through the necessary steps to create an exit plan and go over it from time to time. Being prepared takes planning and repetition because no one will remember something they've only done once.

Fred Durso

Very interesting opinions, Samuel. Thanks for reading, and for providing your thoughts.

Samuel Cahan

In my opinion the weakest components involving places of public assembly, such as nightclubs,are the number and quality of fire inspections, the timely enforcement of violations, and heavy penalties (inclding criminal charges where warrented) to those individuals and corporate entieis responsible for life-threatening conditions.

Much more can be said to expand my above remarks, including the education, training and quality of fire ad building department personnel involved pblic safety. (This would include the careful monitoring and auditing of such personnel on an ongoing basis)

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