Skip to main content

“Fire!” – Historical Public Disasters

Course number : 19923   ID : 87688    Section number : SUA-PE
« back to classes page
Fire, is the ultimate destroyer!  This talk will cover three record breaking historic single-building fire disasters that lead to the deaths of many people: the 1903 “Iroquois Theater” in Chicago (602 patron victims), the 1911 “Triangle Shirtwaist Factory” in New York City (146 worker victims), and the 1941 “Cocoanut Grove Nightclub” in Boston (498 patron victims).  Discussion will cover the cause of the fires, and the legislation and laws that were enacted after these events, which attempted to stop any reoccurrences of these terrible disasters.  Also covered will be advice on how to better protect oneself when in panicked-crowded-venue situations.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

CE South Building

John H. Trestrail III 



Please read:  Tuition Remission available under Personal Enrichment.



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
8/6/2019 - 8/6/2019 Weekly - Tue 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 109 John H. Trestrail III