Auckland’s illegal rave tragedy raises the number of deaths due to fires in night clubs To 3,846

December 5, 2016

50% in the last 15 years

All of them could have been avoided by applying safety measures and closing illegal places

Since 1940 worldwide 34 fires have caused a total of 3846 deaths in Clubs. The latest fire just two days ago in Auckland, California (USA) killed at least 33 people. We still had in mind the fire a year ago in Romania (Collective Club in Bucharest), where 64 people were killed. The worst tragedy was in 1942 in the Coconut grove Nightclub In Boston, Massachusetts (USA), with 491 killed.
  1. 23/04/1940 – Natchez Party Hall, Mississippi (USA) Killed: 198
  2. 28/11/1942 – Nightclub “Cocoanut Grove”, Boston (USA) Killed: 491
  3. 01/12/1970 – “Cinq Sept” Club, Saint Laurent de Fontaine (France) Killed: 146
  4. 13/05/1972 – Osaka Nightclub, Osaka (Japan) Killed: 116
  5. 03/08/1973 – “Douglas Club”, Isla de Man (UK) Killed: 53
  6. 03/11/1974 – “Alone” party hall, alone (South Korea) killed: 154
  7. 28/05/1977 – Beverly Hills Cabaret, Southgate, Kentucky (USA) Killed: 164
  8. 10/10/1978 – Caracas Nightclub (Venezuela) Killed: 25
  9. 11/22/1980 – “Casino Gran Hotel MGM”, Las Vegas (USA) Killed: 84
  10. 14/02/1981 – Star Dust Nightclub, Dublin (Northern Ireland) Killed: 49
  11. 17/12/1983 – Alcala 20 Nightclub, Madrid (Spain) Killed: 82
  12. 14/01/1990 – The Flying Nightclub, Zaragoza (Spain) Killed: 43
  13. March 23, 1990 – Happy Land Nightclub, Bronx (USA) Killed: 87
  14. 27/11/1994 – “Nightclub”, Foxin (China) Killed: 234
  15. 17/02/1995 – Karaoke “Taichung” (Taiwan) Killed: 67
  16. 18/03/1996 – Ozone Nightclub, Manila (Philippines) Killed: 152
  17. 10/30/1998 – “Macedonia Association”, Gothenburg (Sweden) Killed: 63
  18. 20/10/2000 – Nightclub “Lobohombo”, DF (Mexico) Killed: 20
  19. 27/12/2000 – Luoyang Nightclub (China) Killed: 320
  20. 20/07/2002 – Nightclub “Utopia”, Lima (Peru) Killed: 29
  21. 12/10/2002 – Bali Night Club (Indonesia) Killed: 202
  22. October 30, 2002 – Ho Chi Minh Party Hall (Vietnam) Killed: 100
  23. 12/01/2002 – La Guarija Nightclub, Caracas (Venezuela) Killed: 47
  24. 20/02/2003 – The Station Station, West Warwick, Rhode Island (USA) Killed: 100
  25. 09/07/2003 – Night club “Punta Arenas” (Chile) Killed: 3
  26. 30/12/2004 – Nightclub “República Cromañón”, Buenos Aires (Argentina) Killed: 193
  27. 27/11/2006 – “Yersi” nightclub, Santo Domingo (Dominican) Republic) Killed: 9
  28. 19/04/2008 – Factory Nightclub, Quito (Ecuador) Killed: 19
  29. 02/01/2009 – Nightclub “Bangkok” (Thailand) Killed: 60
  30. 04/12/2009 – The “Lame Horse” nightclub, Perm (Russia) Killed: 156
  31. 25/08/2011 – “Casino Royale”, Monterey (Mexico) Killed: 52
  32. 27/01/2013 – “Kiss” Club, Santa Maria (Brazil) Killed: 231
  33. 30/10/2015 – “Collective” Club, Bucharest (Romania) Killed: 64
  34. 02/12/2016 – Ghost Ship Nightclub, Auckland (USA) 33KSick (temporary deaths)
We have emphasized this in the last three years, when the fire in “Kiss” Nightclub In Brazil, 232 people were killed. We insisted again last year when a fire at a “collective club” in Bucharest killed 64 people.
Safety measures b Nightlife sites Must be strictly supervised. Since 2013 we have been developing a International nightlife safety seal Among other security requirements require that the ceiling, decoration and other elements be fireproof. If not, they can be fatal in contact with fire and most participants die trapped due to asphyxiation. It tragically happened again in Brazil two years ago in Kiss Nightclub And in Romania last year (Club Colective) and now it has happened again, but this time in the US.
  • Emergency roads, corridors, doors and exits are brightly lit.
  • Flame retardant and fire resistant structure, construction,
  • Decorative elements and furniture
  • Smoke detectors and sprinklers
  • Non-flammable insulation
  • Trained security personnel
  • Fire extinguishers are regularly inspected and other devices to ensure customer safety

As we understand it, the party organizers promoted the event weeks in advance and the venue was also reported on a number of occasions. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, John Herbco, the main organizer of the event, promoted the party for weeks on Facebook as the “crazy band” of electronic dance music artists. “Let’s grab this set before it disappears,” one person posted. “Shout !.” I was very excited for this angry Friday! Auckland! Do not sleep! “Posted another.

Tragedies, like the one in Oakland, hurt unfairly night life Industry image around the world. People may think night clubs Are unsure, which is not true, so we highly recommend them to everyone night clubs Worldwide, with their respective governments helping to implement the International nightlife security seal To show partygoers that they are in a safe place. This seal is International security – License or certificate – which guarantees safety within a club. Each country or city has different security rules. Travelers and party lovers from cities or other countries cannot be assured reliable information through social media about a party, place or event. How can they know in advance if a place meets or exceeds International security standards?

Thanks to that same security now it is possible for tourists and party lovers, like those who attended the Auckland party, to know in advance if the place is considered safe. Unfortunately, this time it was not the case. We really need local governments to support us as we expand this security seal that we are already implementing through worldwide testing.

Another thing we recommend to celebrants is to ask the authorities about the legality of the factory before buying tickets and another useful tool we provide, to know in advance whether a nightlife party is legal or not, is to consult with International Nightlife Guide. This is the only nightlife guide in the world restricted to licensed areas.

Party viewers and their relatives can know in advance if their loved ones are attending safe parties. As opposed to being completely illegal. This was very useful, for example for the celebrants who came from other countries. This tragedy could have been prevented.

At the end of the day, we insist that a thorough investigation be conducted and party organizers must pay for the consequences of this tragedy that resulted in an irreplaceable loss to innocent people and the established nightlife industry. We promote and protect places that provide a safe nightlife experience and invest wisely in safety. We also want to encourage people to report unsafe or illegal places so that tragedies like this can be prevented. We suggest to our organization to receive these reports and send them to the competent authority with a request to take action including immediate closure of an illegal place. We are confident we can help avoid these tragedies in the future.

Finally, we want to honor the lost patrons, and once again express our sincere condolences to all the families who lost their loved ones in this fire.

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