FRESNO FIRE DEPARTMENT
DORMITORY FIRE SAFETY LESSON PLAN
Case Study: Seton Hall University 2000
Fire at 4:30 a.m.
False Alarms Were Very Common
Many Students Ignored the Fire Alarm
3 Students Died
Fire followed a basketball victory over St. Johns University. Fire on the third floor involved furniture containing polyurethane- like rubber. This caused high heat and choking black smoke to fill the hallways. Most dormitory fires occur between the hours of 1:00 am and 7:00 am. Continue room to room checks to assure students heed fire alarms. The practice of meeting in the parking lot is encouraged.
Reducing Fire Casualties
Activities of Dormitory Fire Victims at Time of Fire
Other Escaping Sleeping Fire control
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