FRESNO FIRE DEPARTMENT
DORMITORY FIRE SAFETY LESSON PLAN
The Human Element
Young Adults Sometimes use Poor Judgment
Tampering with Fire Protection Equipment
Ignoring Fire Alarms
Fire Suppression Efforts
Young adults, away from home for first time, sometimes do careless things. In 1996, the Fresno Fire Department responded to a small explosion that occurred in the CSUF Dorms. Fireworks were found to have been discharged. Fortunately, a fire did not occur. Nonetheless, hundreds of students were placed in danger.
Alcohol Precedes Dorm Fires
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Students can be found intoxicated or under the influence of drugs at CSUF Dorms
A USFA study found alcohol consumption preceded many fatal fires in student housing. Alcohol impairs judgment as well as senses. Monitor the use of alcohol in your students.
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