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Rhoades Opera house fire -Boyertown PA

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Material Type: Case Study
Technical Format: Video
Date Added to MERLOT: February 10, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 18, 2010
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Submitter : James "JD" Brown

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One of the largest loss of life fires ever to occur in the U.S. happened in 1908 at the Rhodes Opera House in Boyertown, PA (immediately next to Pennsburg). 170 people lost their lives in this fire and it was responsible for many of the modern fire and building codes that are used today. Another thing that will strike you is how... More

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fire codes, assembly occupancy, egress

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Primary Audience: College Lower Division, College Upper Division
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Technical Requirements: Video and text account
Language: English
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