Station Nightclub Fire 2003

The Station nightclub fire, Thursday, February 20, 2003, Rhode Island. The fire was caused by pyrotechnics during the headlining band Great White, which ignited flammable sound insulation. Fire with intense black smoke engulfed the club in minutes. The toxic smoke, heat and crowd crush at exits killed 100; 230 were injured.

Christopher G. Arruda, 30

Gino Avilez, 21

Tina M. Ayer, 33;

Karla Jean Bagtaz, 41

Mary H. Baker, 32

Thomas A. Barnett, 38

Laurie Beauchaine, 35

Steve Blom, 40

Billy Bonardi, 36

Richard Cabral Jr., 37

Kristine Carbone, 38

Billy Cartwright, 42

Eddie Corbett, 31

Mike Cordier, 32

Freddy Crisostomi, 38

Robert J. Croteau, 31

Lisa D’Andrea, 42

Matthew P. Darby, 36

Dina Ann DeMaio, 30

Albert DiBonaventura, 18

Tina DiRienzo, 37

Kevin J. Dunn, 37

Lori K. Durante, 40

Ed Ervanian, 29

Thomas J. Fleming, 30

Rachael Florio-DePietro, 31

Mark Fontaine, 22

Dan Frederickson, 37

Michael A. Fresolo, 32

Jimmy C. Gahan, 21

Melvin Gerfin, 46

Laura Gillett, 32

Charline E. Gingras-Fick, 35

Mike Gonsalves, 40

Jimmy Gooden Jr., 37

Derek J. Gray, 22

Skott Greene, 35

Scott Griffith, 41

Pamela Gruttadauria, 33

Bonnie L. Hamelin, 27

Jude Henault, 37

Andrew R. Hoban, 22

Abbie Hoisington, 28

Mike and Sandy Hoogasian, 27 and 31

Carlton ‘Bud’ Howorth III, 39

Eric Hyer, 32

Derek B. Johnson, 32

Lisa Kelly, 27

Tracy F. King, 39

Michael Joseph Kulz, 30

Keith R. Lapierre, 29

Dale Latulippe, 46

Stephen M. Libera, 21

John M. Longiaru, 23

Ty Longley, 31

Andrea (Jacavone) Mancini, 28

Keith A. Mancini, 34

Steven Mancini, 39

Judith I. Manzo, 37

Thomas Marion, 27

Jeffrey Martin, 33

Tammy Mattera-Housa, 29

Kristen Leigh McQuarrie, 37

Thomas P. Medeiros, 40

Samuel J. Miceli Jr., 37

Donna M. Mitchell, 29

Leigh Ann Moreau, 21

Ryan Morin, 31

Jason R. Morton,

Beth Mosczynski, 33

Katie O’Donnell, 26

Nick O’Neill, 18

Matthew J. Pickett, 33

Carlos L. Pimentel Sr., 38

Chris Prouty, 34

Jeff Rader, 32

Terry Rakoski, 30

Robert Reisner, 29

Walter ‘Waldo’ Rich, 40

Donald Roderiques, 46

Tracey Romanoff, 33

Joe Rossi,

Bridget Sanetti, 25

Becky Shaw, 24

Mitchell Shubert, 39

Dennis Smith, 36

Victor Stark, 39

Benjamin Suffoletto, 43

Linda Suffoletto, 43

Shawn Sweet, 28

Jason R. Sylvester, 25

Sarah Jane Telgarsky, 37

Kelly L. Vieira, 40

Kevin R. Washburn, 30

Tommy Woodmansee, 30

Robert D. Young, 29

Videos

 

News

CBS News –3 Charged In Deadly R.I. Club Fire

The owners of the nightclub where 100 people were killed in a fire last February were indicted on involuntary manslaughter charges Tuesday along with the tour manager for the heavy metal band whose pyrotechnics sparked the blaze.

MTV –TWO YEARS AFTER GREAT WHITE FIRE, FEDERAL AGENCY ISSUES SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS

REPORT CALLS FOR IMPROVED ACCESS TO EXITS AT NIGHTCLUBS.

Anniversary of nightclub fire

Websites

NFPA – The Station nightclub fire

The fourth deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history, a blaze at The Station nightclub in W. Warwick, RI, on February 20, 2003, claimed 100 lives. After the fire, NFPA enacted tough new code provisions for fire sprinklers and crowd management in nightclub-type venues. Those provisions mark sweeping changes to the codes and standards governing safety in assembly occupancies.

Ultimate Classic Rock – 12 Years Ago: Great White Concert Fire Kills 100
On Feb. 20, 2003, during a Great White show at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., 100 people lost their lives and over 200 were injured in a fire caused by the band’s pyrotechnic display.

 

Documents

The following documents are available on Google Drive.

AFTER THE GREAT WHITE TRAGEDY

Development of Safety Measures for Nightclubs

failures_The_Station_nightclub

People_Magazine_-_joy after tradgedy

Psychological Sequelae of the Station

RECONSTRUCTING THE STATION NIGHTCLUB

Report of the Technical Investigation of The Station Nightclub Fire

Special Report The After-Action Critique

Station-Fire-Presentation

Station NightClub Fire

Taskforce report

The NIST Station Nightclub Fire Investigation Physical Simulation of the Fire

The Providence Journal “Survivor’s Story”