Focus on Fire Safety: Campus Housing

Each year college and university students, on- and off-campus, experience hundreds of fire-related emergencies nationwide. There are several specific causes for fires on college campuses, including cooking, intentionally set fires, and open flame. Overall, most college-related fires are due to a general lack of knowledge about fire safety and prevention.

For most students, the last fire safety training they received was in grade school, but with new independence comes new responsibilities. It is important that both off-campus and on-campus students understand fire risks and know the preventative measures that could save their lives.

For more information on campus fire safety, including safety tips for students, their parents, and colleges and universities, visit the U.S. Fire Administration’s website at www.usfa.fema.gov/citizens/college

Link to Campus Fire Safety press release from the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection and the State Fire Administrator.