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stairwells. Such features were not found at any of the dormitories at CSUF. Therefore,

the author sought evidence of open hallway doors leading to corridors and stairs.

Fortunately, most resident advisors at CSUF reported these doors remain closed most of

the time. Please see the chart below (Specific results of the survey given to CSUF

resident advisors may be found in Appendix B).

Hallway doors to stairs and exits are always closed

Strongly

Disagree

Somewhat

Agree

Strongly

Disagree

Agree

Agree

15

10

5

0

Research Question 3. What policies, procedures, and systems are in place to

prevent fatal fires from occurring in the CSUF residence halls?

Mowrer (1999) described a four-pronged approach to fire safety in student

housing including prevention, occupant awareness and training, detection and alarm, and

suppression. In the area of prevention, Mowrer’s guide focuses on fuels such as

upholstered furniture and draperies and ignition sources such as smoking materials and

candles. Such key areas need to be addressed by the campus housing administrators

according to Mowrer. The interview with Assistant Housing Director Jeffrey Summitt

revealed CSUF had established policies regarding fire prevention included in a student

handbook. The policy prohibits the use of products known to increase fire danger

including flammable liquids, halogen lamps, and cooking appliances. In addition, open

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