ghs wrote:I'll give you another scenario :
There's a massive fire at the hotel on the Jetty. How does the local fire chief get his fire truck close to the hotel
when there's no access by road ? In the meantime, the Paramedics are struggling as well because they can't get their ambulances close
to the hotel to help people with third degree burns.
This idea is not practical.
How about the state government does a deal with the Park hotel group to put an observation deck, restaurant and night club at
the top of the proposed hotel on Pirie street. Now that's a good idea.
There's a massive fire on the 18th floor of the Westpac Building.
Allegations are thrown that the electrical system of the building isn't up to standard and when the reckless building owner orders all external lights to be turned on (Even the Christmas displays from years gone by), all hell breaks loose. The building's architect reports the fire to the dismissive building owner who, rather than evacuate the building, orders everyone to the 29th floor. Some silly people use the express elevator which then malfunctions, sending them to the blazing 18th floor.
The fire spreads to the 14th floor where an office worker having an affair with his secretary is trapped. He tries to run through the flames to get help but to no avail. He and his secretary can't escape and are killed in the blaze.
The fire suppression systems begin to fail as the fire takes hold. Electricity is cut and the city fire chief (who just happens to be in the building at the time) is forced to rappel down an elevator shaft. The nearby Navy base sends a helicopter to the building but the gale force winds caused by the fire cause it to crash on the roof, putting a stop to any further rooftop rescues.
Running out of options, the fire chief suggests exploding the massive water tanks in the roof to extinguish the flames. The plant C4 on the water tanks and hurriedly rush to the 29th floor where all the guests have tied them selves to large objects. Water rushes the building, extinguishing the flames and most of the guests survive. On the ground floor, the building's architect agrees to consult with the fire chief next time he builds a large building.
"All we are is bags of bones pushing against a self imposed tide. Just be content with staying alive"
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