Lessons unheeded: Over and over, Chicago fails to learn from fatal fires

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. Aerial view of Our Lady of the Angels grade school on fire Dec. 1, 1958, in Chicago. The fire, on the city's West Side, took the lives of 92 children and three nuns. (Chicago Tribune historical photo) (image)
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. Aerial view of Our Lady of the Angels grade school on fire Dec. 1, 1958, in Chicago. The fire, on the city’s West Side, took the lives of 92 children and three nuns. (Chicago Tribune historical photo)

Lessons unheeded: Over and over, Chicago fails to learn from fatal fires | #ESC_LLC |When a Chicago fire makes headlines, politicians often push for new safety standards. Sometimes these reforms made life safer, but frequently the city faltered in the face of opposition and the conditions left in place led to more preventable disasters (chicagotribune). https://wp.me/p97JNV-1yM

Today, many of the city’s safety requirements still have their roots in these notorious fires, but Chicago politicians’ failures to take stronger action left many residents vulnerable to another fatal blaze. (read more)

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Call ESC for all your portable fire extinguisher needs.