Imagine a fire on the 25th floor of the Encore casino/hotel.
The electricity has gone out.
The elevators aren’t working.
The fire is spreading.
Everett firefighters arrive at the scene. What exactly can they do and what should they do?
These are extremely difficult questions to answer because disasters are so difficult and complicated to deal with.
The small fire at the casino last week shows how important every aspect of fire safety needs to be at such a complex where almost several thousand guests will be staying when it opens in June, 2019.
The Encore hotel and casino presents a new responsibility that city leaders could not have dreamed of ten years ago.
That small fire last week shows the urgency and the importance of re safety in a place where so many lives are at risk.