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the survey given to CSUF resident advisors (Specific results of the survey given to CSUF

resident advisors may be found in Appendix B).

Number of fire drills conducted the past year

25 20 15 10 5 0

Zero

One

Two

Three

Four

Mallick (2000) focused on fire safety policies and procedures in residence halls in

colleges within the state of New York. Mallick found there was a lack of code

enforcement, fire safety education programs, as well as automatic sprinkler systems in 85

percent of the residence halls in New York State. Gold (2000) described a lack of

inspections had occurred prior to the fatal fire at Seton Hall.

According to Deputy State Fire Marshal Frank Santoya, code enforcement within

the CSUF residence halls is the jurisdiction of the California State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Mr. Santoya admits a fire inspection program for CSUF dorms does not exist even

though the California State Health and Safety Code requires annual inspections be

conducted by representatives of the state fire marshal’s office. Santoya explained there

were only 22 deputy state fire marshals within the state of California who were

responsible for fire code enforcement in every hospital, jail, and prison in California. In

addition, deputies are responsible for the inspection of state owned buildings, schools in

unincorporated areas, and intermediate health care facilities. With such an exhaustive

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