NFPA President Jim Shannon talks about the importance of sprinklers in the aftermath of Brazil nightclub fire

Blog Post created by lorrainecarli Employee on Feb 1, 2013

Reflecting on the tragic nightclub fire in Brazil earlier this week that claimed the lives of more than 230 individuals when a flare ignited soundproofing on the ceiling, NFPA President Jim Shannon talked about the need  to have sprinklers in all public assembly occupancies. Shannon called the Brazil scenario heartbreaking saying that what makes it heartbreaking is that it can be avoided with adherence to codes including the use of sprinklers.


Shannon also talked about the ways patrons can play a role in their own safety by being aware of their surroundings -- knowing where the exits are, checking for sprinklers and smoke alarms.


Learn more about fire safety and staying safe at nightclubs on our website:  http://www.nfpa.org/nightclub