fire prevention

Hidden Fire Hazards

House fires are most commonly caused by cooking, heating (portable heaters, fireplaces and chimneys), arson, electrical wiring, and smoking. Cell phone chargers Low-voltage charging devices generate heat when plugged into an electrical outlet, and the power cords are capable of producing enough heat to cause a fire – even if the phone isn’t plugged...

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Fire Safety on Campus

According to the U.S. Fire Administration there are over 3,800 university housing fires each year. While dormitories are usually furnished with smoke alarms, sprinkler systems, and other safety measures, off-campus housing is not always as well-equipped. Campus Firewatch states that four out of five campus-related fire deaths occur in off-campus housing, where approximately two-thirds...

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