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Club Fire Tragedy
Consultant looking into the West Warwick fire
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New information in the aftermath of the club fire tragedy. The consultant who studied the emergency response to the terrorist attack on the Pentagon is looking into the West Warwick fire. Titan Systems Corp., Based out of San Diego, is expected to start that audit Monday. The company will look into how Rhode Island responded to the deadliest fire in state history. The Station nightclub fire killed 100 people and injured about 200 others. Fire and rescue units from across Rhode Island and Massachusetts responded to the disaster, and now Titan Systems will take a closer look into that response. Governor Donald Carcieri discussed the details of the study in a private state house meeting with Titan and the Office for Domestic Preparedness, under the US Department of Homeland Security. Carcieri said Rhode Island responded well to the fire, but believes it would be beneficial to learn ways to do it even better. The federal government hired Titan after the 9-11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Arlington county officials said Titan found the overall disaster response at the pentagon was successful. The consultant report praises the leadership structure of the emergency-response effort, management of mutual aid and the county's emergency-management plan. The audit is expected to start later today and will most likely take six to nine months.

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