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I've been thinking of running a day bus trip from FDIC 2009 to the Cincinnati area. My thoughts are to go to the Beverly Hills Supper Club site followed up by a panel discussion by "eyewitnesses" and a BHSC book author, perhaps at a local firehouse (the Southgate, Kentucky FD, if they would have us). We would then go Cincinnati for lunch (cheese "coneys" ?) and a trip to the Cincinnati fire museum. Maybe a final "drive by" past the old Ahrens-Fox factory and Robeling's suspension bridge (predecessor to his famed Brooklyn Bridge).

What do you think? How about a Saturday trip at the end of FDIC? Should I plan this?

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Sounds like a GREAT idea. Please let us know well in advance. Sat is generally when I fly back. I hope you can pull it off.
Sounds great too. I would prefer earlier in the week rather than FRI/SAT. I Googled "Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire" and found this 10 minute YouTube video on the fire
There are a few more short homemade videos alos posted on YouTube.
Im in, Saturday sounds good.... too crowded in the expo hall on Saturday anyways:)
Where do I sign up! It would be a highlight, I am sure.
Hey Guys-

A change of plans - we actually may bring the Beverly Hills Supper Club to FDIC! I have created a new group called "What Actually Caused the Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire?" on this Fire Engineering Community website. Go to groups and you will see it (and can join it).

We are in for some really interesting discussions on this fire - something that will potentially be of national interest. My plan is to have these discussions culminate in a significant event at FDIC 2009.

Glenn, Count me in! I'll be down from Maine and WILL be "up on the Hill" with the trip, and I can help show everyone around... After many trips there, I have gotten a pretty good "feel" for where the footprint of the club was. And for those of you who don't know, the Cincy fire museum is unbelievable!


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