Chief croker By joey leija

Background information

In New York City on march 25, 1191 was the deadliest industrial disaster. It was a hide fire broke out. The fire killed 146 people.

Chief Croker

Chief Croker was born in 1863 in Winchester County. At age 21 he converted from being a brakeman into a fire man. In 1892 he became Chief Croker

What he did to help

He got involved by being Chief of the firemen when they come to try to take down the fire and help the people in the building. He also taught fire drills in case there is a fire and how to handle it, in a calm and orderly fashion.

Changes that occurred because of this

Changes that were made were 36 new laws that have to deal with fire safety. Also, signs were also made to indicate where emergency exits are. Doors were also made to open outwards not inwards. Everyone would be rushing to the door so when they would try to open the door it would not work.

Summary

This disaster occurred on March 25,1911. This cause killed 146 people. Chief Croker was 21 years old when he joined the fire department. He soon became Chief Croker. He was Chief of the firemen that came to try to take down the fire Chief Croker taught fire drills to help to escape fire in buildings Signs were also made to indicate where emergency exits are. Also, doors were made to open outwards not inwards.

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