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Special Assignment (Fires In School) #69551

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 17, 1981
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(Waverly, Tennessee) Fire trucks, school scenes shown. Fire in Independence, Kentucky, cited. Casualties there noted. [Los Angeles Fire Chief John GERARD - cites danger of not being prepared.] [Florida School Bd. Association Wayne BLANTON - predicts school fires.] December 1958 scenes at Our Lady of the Angels elementary school in Chicago, Illinois, shown. Tragedy recalled. Current scenes at same school shown; improvements noted. Defects in schools across country noted. [GERARD - stresses dangers of open stairs.] Other hazards detailed. Waverly, Tennessee, school cited as hazard; scenes shown. [BLANTON - notes financial limitations.] [West Virginia Fire Marshal Walter SMITTLE - comments with regard to neglect in correcting problems.] [Association of Fire Chiefs Don FLINN - says compromise involve children's life.] Tennessee scenes shown.
REPORTER: George Strait

Strait, George

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