The survey and interviews were then used to compare the conditions found at CSUF with
conditions found at major dormitory fire incidents.
The results identified areas of concern and an in-service lesson plan for resident
advisors of CSUF was developed. While automatic fire sprinklers were identified as the
best form of fire protection equipment available, they were not present at CSUF dorms.
In addition, while CSUF maintained appropriate policies and procedures, annual
inspections had not been conducted by the California State Fire Marshal’s Office due to
The research recommended included annual code enforcement inspections, the
installation of an automatic sprinkler system, annual pre-fire plans, and the delivery of an
in-service fire safety program by the Fresno Fire Department. Perhaps through lessons
learned and cooperative efforts, similar fire tragedies will never occur in the dormitories