As the fire service continues to come to
terms with the tragedy in Charleston,
South Carolina, another fire in Ormond
Beach, Florida, gives us an example of
"what might have been".
While strikingly similar in nature, the
Florida fire received no national press,
breaking news, or live coverage.
The fire service is already beginning to
debate the tactics and policies in place
at the fire in Charleston, looking for a
reason that nine firefighters should
lose their lives.
Read each of the stories by following
the links below, and decide for yourself
what kind of difference a sprinkler
system would have made: