History of the Hotel Fire
of The Fire
Changes American Safety Codes
a result of the Winecoff disaster, many fire officials became
enraged and cried, "Never again"! It was determined
that local officials could not be relied upon to make responsible
decisions about fire safety, and national safety codes were
established and strictly enforced. The response to this
tragedy was so intense that officials in several southern
cities ordered all existing buildings be retrofitted and
brought up to code within seven days or be shut down.
is a testament to the effectiveness of these newly enforced
codes that, in this country, there has never been a hotel
fire since in which so many lost their lives.