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Fire Safety #268678

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 05, 1980
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(Studio) No. of fatalities and estimated cost of fires last year in United States noted in light of hotel fires in past 2 weeks; questions noted raised in both cases with regard to safety standards.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Cincinnati, Ohio, recalled passing new fire code laws following 1977 supper club fire in nearby Kentucky; NYC's laws, despite being retroactive, noted delayed by building owners and contractors. NYC's criticism of situation following Las Vegas, NV, fire mentioned.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

(Atlanta, Georgia) Atlanta, Georgia, site of nation's worst hotel fire, noted enforcing stringent sprinkler system law in public bldgs.; details given. [National Fire Protection Association spokesperson Dick STEVENS - comments.] Situation with regard to sprinkler systems in Miami Beach, Florida, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Memphis, Tennessee, outlined.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall (WWL-TV newstape)

(Dallas, Texas) Extent of sprinkler protection in Houston and Dallas, Texas, examined; films shown.
REPORTER: David Dick

(Los Angeles, California) Possibility that Nevada will require all hotels to meet current fire safety codes following Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Grand Hotel tragedy noted; fire code situation in San Francisco, California, Seattle, WA, and role of material used in furnishing bldgs. examined. [San Francisco fire department spokesperson William GRAHAM - comments.]
REPORTER: Barry Petersen

(Studio) Howard Levin, employee of Arrow Electronics, noted surviving both the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Grand Hotel fire in Las Vegas and yesterday's at Stouffer's Inn in New York.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Dick, David;
Kelley, Chris;
Petersen, Barry

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