Pattaya police chief Kunlachart Kunllachai stated to the press yesterday afternoon, August 6th, 2022, that all entertainment venues in the city should hold fire drills and rehearsals as well as have set evacuation plans.
According to the police chief, this is due to concern following the tragic fire that broke out at the Mountain B nightclub in nearby Sattahip last week that killed fifteen people and injured dozens.
The chief held a meeting with several prominent nightlife owners in the city and will be arranging wider meetings for entertainment venue owners across the city in the near future.
The chief said every entertainment venue in the city, especially indoor large nightclubs, should hold fire drills and rehearsals and all staff should know exactly what to do in a fire. This includes helping customers to exits in an emergency and having clear plans and sense of direction. All venues should also have a meeting point in case of an emergency where staff and customers can be brought to help identify anyone missing and to give clear organization.
The chief said on future inspections police would be asking staff about the fire plan and ensuring that management and owners had communicated this to the venue employees.