Traditionally, fires are the most common emergency incidents on university campuses and still claim the lives of multiple students each year. In fact, since the year 2000, 146 students have died in fires while attending school. 85% of these deaths occurred in off-campus housing which was not under the auspices of the college or university, which is why you must take fire safety into your own hands.
Beside the obvious life safety threats that fires present, there are the financial impacts of fires on property, both yours and others', that must be taken into account. If you think it's bad when your computer dies and loses all the work you have done on your final paper, imagine standing in the street in your underwear watching that computer go up in smoke, along with your books, clothes, bed, and anything else you keep in your room or apartment. You may think, "I have sprinklers in my building, so I don't have to worry about all of my stuff burning up." Well, think again. The average sprinkler head discharges approximately 100 gallons per minute. Put simply, if a fire starts in your room or apartment, some or all of your possessions are going to be destroyed.
The Fire Log is a record of fire incidents that have occurred on campus. The Fire Log below is maintained for 60 days in compliance with the Clery Act. To receive a copy of previous Fire Logs, you must submit a written request to the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Fire Safety by using the "Contact Us" link above.