The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. In U.S. Supreme Court opinion (Schenck v. U.S) (often misquoted)
Do not allow your dreams to go up in smoke. Practice fire safety.
• The first day you step into a theater as stage manager, check out the fire prevention/control equipment—extinguisher, sprinkler system, phone—because every day after that, you are the first line of defense against fire—on stage and backstage.