The Firestorm, Part II

In the wake of the West Warwick disaster, special effects experts advise how to ensure safe spectacles

In the May/June issue, SRO excerpted portions of an article from sister publication, Special Events, that discussed the new scrutiny on the use of dangerous special effects at live events in the aftermath of the tragic West Warwick, R.I., nightclub fire in February. One-hundred people died that day, in a horrific fire triggered by an illegal pyro display.

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