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Many small, rural communities of Fresno County, some of which have minimally

established fire protection, are intermingled in and around the city. The largest nearby

community is the City of Clovis whose population is approximately 70,000 people. Only

Bakersfield and Modesto, approximately two hours in opposite directions, have similar

make up to Fresno. As a result, automatic aid agreements have been established, and

requests for mutual aid are often filled.

From 1993 to 2003, the Fresno Fire Department responded to eleven incidents at

the CSUF dormitories. These incidents involved emergency medical services, smell of

smoke, fireworks, and false alarms. Therefore, the probability of a tragic fire to occur at

the CSUF dormitories appears to be low at first glance; however, the vulnerability or

impact from such an event would cause significant social and economic damage to the

community.

The purpose of this research is to develop a fire safety education program that will

instruct student housing administration and staff on how to prevent a deadly fire from

occurring. In addition, the benefits of increased cooperation, communication, and

planning between the Fresno Fire Department and the administration of CSUF Housing

are anticipated. The result will create a safer living environment for students who are

housed at Fresno State University. Such a result is consistent with the United States Fire

Administration’s five-year operational objectives, one of which is to appropriately

respond in a timely manner to emergent issues.

This research directly relates to Unit 2 of the National Fire Academy course,

Leading Community Risk Reduction (NFA, 2002). In this unit, the executive fire officer

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