This is why we talk fire safety, enforce building codes and perform fire inspections. Let’s learn from history and never let it repeat itself.
Today is the 61st anniversary of the Our Lady of the Angels School fire in Chicago, IL. On this day in 1958, 92 children and 3 nuns were killed in one of the most tragic school fires in the history of the United States. We no longer lose students in school fires because of modern building codes, sprinkler systems, fire alarms, and fire inspections. Be a supporter of modern schools to continue this trend.