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Local officials and clubs feel prepared in wake of deadly Brazil blaze

Local officials and clubs feel prepared in wake of deadly Brazil blaze

By Spencer Lubitz. CREATED Jan 27, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Local fire officials say because Las Vegas learned from previous deadly building fires like the one in Brazil, the county already has tough safety regulations in place to prevent a nightclub fire from happening here.

“The thing we learned here in Clark County is we have some of the most stringent building codes and fire codes in the country," said Clark County Senior Deputy Fire Chief Girard Page.

Fire officials will still analyze the Brazil nightclub fire to see if there are any ways to improve safety policies already in place. 

But for many Las Vegas nightclubs, safety is already of the utmost priority, including at Share Nightclub, which is located just off the Strip.  The club keeps has emergency lights, sprinkler systems and locks on their ventilators all to help stop the spread of fire, in addition to monitoring the flow of people in and out of the club.

“We click every single person in and every single person out,” said Michael-Ryan, Asst. General Manager at Share. “We do a report every hour that lets us know what we're at and if we're close to that number that's when we cut it off and hold the line until people leave, just to keep everybody safe.”

Spencer Lubitz

Spencer Lubitz

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Spencer Lubitz is a general assignment reporter for Action News.