'41' Documentary On Station Fire Victim To Air Statewide Sunday

Video will air an hour after the annual memorial to the victims.


A 2007 documentary about Nick O'Neill, the youngest victim of the Station Nightclub Fire, is scheduled to air on statewide Interconnect Channel 13.

O'Neill's father, Johnston resident Dave Kane, said in an email message that the documentary is set to air on Feb. 19 at 2 p.m., one hour after the Ninth Annual Memorial at the site of the fire in West Warwick.

Kane described the film as "the story of a beautiful life cut short, with the saga of a community in mourning and a family finding its way out of the darkness."

The 2003 blaze at the Station Nightclub in West Warwick began when pyrotechnics during a performance of the band Great White at the club set fire to sound proofing foam inside the building, according to a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report. 

O'Neill was just 18 when he died. The fire also claimed the lives of Coventry residents Christopher Arruda, Matthew P. Darby, Rachael Florio-DePietro, Daniel Frederickson, Eric J. Hyer, Kristin McQuarrie, Thomas Medeiros, Robert Reisner III, Tracey Romanoff, Bridget Sanetti and Jason Sylvester. Altogether, 100 people died in the fire, and many others were injured.  Altogether, 100 people died in the fire, and many others were injured.

 The former director of the Station Fire Foundation, Kane recently appeared at Marian J. Mohr Library in Johnston to discuss his '41 Signs of Hope,' which deals with the aftermath of the fourth-largest club fire in U.S. history.

Check out more about 41 by visiting the 41themovie.com





Jane M. Goron February 21, 2012 at 03:17 AM
'41' is a beautiful tribute to a beautiful person. It illustrates clearly that the bonds of love can never be broken.


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