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Local company talks limo safety after fatal fire

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A fire in a limousine that killed five women in San Francisco has local companies taking a look at safety.

Jeff Greene has his own limo company in Atlanta and is on the board of directors for the National Limousine Association. He says they had an emergency call on Monday to talk about safety.

"We try and train our chauffeurs in event of emergency; the first thing is stay calm and think about the passengers. Do what you have to do to ensure safety of passengers. This is just tragic situation," Green said.

The fatal fire that engulfed the limousine started in the back half of the vehicle, where the doors are located. But Greene says an extra door towards the front could have made a difference in saving lives.

"I guess since the fire started at the back, there were only two rear doors there. Some limousines…[have] a fifth door," Greene said.

Greene says the women probably didn't realize a good kick to this glass right here would actually force the window out of the limousine. But as a safety measure, he's ordering window hammers to put in all of his limos.

"In the event of an accident, there is a hammer present so that they can knock out a window, and we'll make sure a chauffeur has one so they can assist in doing that," said Greene.

Greene said it's important for customers to check out the limousine company before booking them. He said customers can also look at the safety inspections by going to the NHTSA website. He said it may also be wise to see if they are a member of the National Limousine Association.

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