The Pattaya mayor and Pattaya police officers launched a random nightclub inspection on Walking Street, stressing operators to obey eight rules to prevent a recurrence of the Mountain B club fire.
The random inspection was led by Mr. Poramase Ngampiches, the Pattaya mayor, along with police officers from the Pattaya Police Station. The operation’s goal mainly focused on preventing a recurrence of the Mountain B club fire, which now killed 17 people including a heroic Navy officer who succumbed to his severe injuries after trying to rescue other pubgoers.
According to the mayor, he stressed eight rules to the operators on Walking Street as follows:
- All acoustic panels attached to the ceiling or walls need to be fire-retardant or can tolerate more than 750°C.
- All glass windows, doors, or walls need to be security glass.
- The venues must have a power generator to keep the fire exit signs functioning in the event of a fire.
- The venues must have a fire alarm system.
- The venues must have a fire extinguisher in every 600-meter radius.
- The size of the exit gate must be proportionate to the number of customers.
- The fire exit must remain open at all times.
- The venue must have sufficient fire exits.
Poramese revealed to the media that most venues on Walking Street complied well with the rules, but some venues had made an unauthorized revamp, which he said would potentially face legal actions later on.
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