Monday, October 27, 2014

Doorway to Hell - an Analysis of Potential Sprinkler Performance

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In 1984 tragedy struck the Great Adventure theme park when 8 teenagers were killed in the Haunted Castle attraction.  The fire, believed (not proven) to have been started by a an individual playing with a lighter, has seen a great deal of controversy, and differing of opinions, through out the years. The resulting code changes created the special amusement requirements in NFPA 101.  

In the video below, Jack Fairchilda certified fire protection specialist with Ballinger A/E, discusses the history and impact of this fire, and guides us through his analysis of the potential effectiveness of fire sprinkler systems, he answers the question, "Would sprinklers have saved these kids?"





Copyright © 1984 National Fire Protection Association


Show Notes


Doorway to Hell - the documentary film



Copyright © 1984 National Fire Protection Association