Another thread reminded me about why Fire Code is so important. When I first started teaching, I didn't really like all the restrictions on what could be hung from the wall and ceiling etc. Well I was informed about a very large and tragic fire in Chicago that impacts today's fire code and the reason that there are such restrictions. Of course there are many more modern tools of the fire department and construction etc, but in Chicago at least we still have schools from the 1800s. Wikipedia provides enough of a gist, but there are several websites dedicated to it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_the_Angels_School_fire Maybe this is why fire drills freak me out so much.