Cocoanut Grove, worst US nightclub fire, still influences safety codes, burn care – Boston Herald

By Chief Michael Oriente | Fire Safety

Nov 28


Boston Herald

Cocoanut Grove, worst US nightclub fire, still influences safety codes, burn care
Boston Herald
FILE – In this Nov. 28, 1942 file photo, smoke pours from the Cocoanut Grove nightclub, right, during a fire in the Back Bay section of Boston, where 492 people died and hundreds more were injured. The fire still stands today as the nation's deadliest
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Retired Battalion Chief with 27 yrs of experience in the Fire Service. Serving the people of Hudson County New Jersey in a department called North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue protecting West New York, Union City, Weehawken, North Bergen, and Guttenburg. This area is one of the most densely populated in the the United States. The department is operating with 10 Engine companies, 4 Ladder companies, 1 Rescue company, 1 Safety Officer, 3 Battalion Chief's and 1 Deputy Chief. Some of my specific skill areas are Staff development and leadership, Emergency response procedures, Standard operating procedure writing, Training Instruction, Incident management, Radio communications, Fire Safety, Fire Prevention

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