The deadliest fires in US history have involved places of assembly. Of particular concern are indoor venues where the exits to the building were not immediately apparent to panicked patrons. The Station nightclub fire that occurred on February 20, 2003 in West Warwick, Rhode Island killed 100 and injured over 200 others sparking nationwide awareness about the fire and life safety code issues in places of assembly.
Assembly occupancies between 50 and 250 people within the City of Mount Dora will need to provide a minimum of one trained crowd manager and an additional crowd manager for each additional 250 occupants.
The North Carolina Department of Insurance provides a free Crowd Manager Training Course used nation wide to teach the basic requirements of the fire code and the duties of the crowd manager.