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Center for Campus Fire Safety

The Center for Campus Fire Safety (CCFS) is a non-profit organization devoted to reducing the loss of life from fire at our nation's campuses. The mission of the Center for Campus Fire Safety is to serve as an advocate for the promotion of campus fire safety.

The Center serves as the focal point for the efforts of a number of organizations and also as a clearinghouse for information relating to campus fire safety.


Mississippi State University Fire Displaces More Than 150 Students

October 6, 2014

A candle started a fire of the third floor of the four-story Oak Hall dormitory, on the campus of Mississippi State University last night.

New "Passport to Fire Safety" Program to Help Protect U.S. Students Studying Abroad

September 23, 2014

A new program will help ensure the thousands of U.S. college students studying abroad this year to remain safer from fire.

Albright College (PA) Sophomore Dies in Early Morning Fire

September 15, 2014

The Albright College campus community, in Reading, Pennsylvania, is mourning the loss of a student who died in an off-campus house fire early Saturday morning, September 13, 2014.

Smoking Materials Cause Fire at University of Kansas Fraternity House

August 27, 2014

Just before noon on August 26, 2014, a fire broke out at the Sigma Chi fraternity house, located in the 1400 block of Tennessee Street, Lawrence, KS, near the University of Kansas. 

Wrongful Death Suit Expected After Fatal Massachusetts Fire

August 20, 2014

The family of a Boston University student killed in a fire last year after becoming trapped in her attic bedroom is filing a lawsuit against the landlord and brokers, according to a news report.

One Killed, Others Injured in Apartment Fire Near Indiana Campus

April 25, 2014

One person died and others were injured in a fire that struck an apartment complex early Thursday near the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Student Injured by Fire; 23 Sorority Sisters Displaced

March 21, 2014

A fire at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Sigma Sigma Sigma (Tri Sigma) Sorority House, was reported at approximately 10:44 this morning, March 21, 2014.

Recent Cooking Fires Highlight Importance of Sprinkler Systems

March 21, 2014

On March 16, 2014, a fire began in the kitchen of a private residence, near the University of North Dakota, at approximately 2:40 AM.

Dorm Fire at Howard University Sends Two Students, Security Guard to the Hospital

March 21, 2014

On March 19, 2014, shortly after midnight, fire broke out in Meridian Hill Hall, on the campus of Howard University.

Student Dies After Off-Campus Fire in North Dakota

March 19, 2014

A student died after an off-campus fire Sunday morning in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Fire at University of Nebraska, Omaha's Pacific Campus, Displaces 48 Students

February 27, 2014

A fire broke out in Building G of the Scott Village Apartment Complex on the University of Nebraska at Omaha Pacific Campus around 3:12PM, Wednesday afternoon.

One Dead in Frostburg (MD) House Fire, Two Injured

February 17, 2014

According to the Office of News and Media Services, Frostburg State University, President Jonathan Gibralter stated that the deceased was, as they feared, one of Frostburg's students.

University of Oklahoma Sorority Evacuated After Massive Fire

January 16, 2014

The Alpha Gamma Delta sorority house at the University of Oklahoma had to be evacuated last night after a massive fire engulfed the building, according to local news reports.

Student Arrested in Boston College Fires

December 2, 2013

A student is facing charges for setting a series of fires in academic buildings on the campus of Boston College in November.

Purdue University: Student Dies in House Fire

November 18, 2013

One man died and two were injured in an off-campus fire at Purdue University.

Fire Displaces 380 UNC Chapel Hill Students

November 8, 2013

On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, around 5:00 p.m., a fire began in Cobb Residence Hall, a dormitory at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Underground Explosion at UC Berkeley

October 2, 2013

Classes resumed today after an explosion disrupted the campus of the University California, Berkeley.

Plattsburg (NY) Apartment Fire Displaces Residents

September 20, 2013

Shortly after 1:00 a.m. today, a fire broke out in an apartment building on Couch Street in Plattsburg, New York.

Montclair State University Honored by The Princeton Review

August 19, 2013

The Princeton Review, an independent organization that gathers information about colleges throughout the nation and draws comparisons based off of their findings, has finished compiling their statistics for the 2014-2015 academic year. In the fire safety category, Montclair State University was among the 23 honor roll recipients, earning a perfect score.

CA Student Dies in Arson Fire

July 10, 2013

Tragedy struck the Saddleback College (CA) campus when an early morning fire left one student dead.

Campus Fire Forum 2012

Campus Fire Forum is the only national conference that focuses exclusively on campus fire safety issues and continues to offer you the opportunity to learn from the experts and interact with campus fire safety professionals from across the country. Hundreds of attendees representing colleges, universities, fire officials, city and state authorities, and many other disciplines will be in attendance.

This the official Campus Fire Forum, presented by The Center for Campus Fire Safety (CCFS), the nation's only non-profit organization devoted to reducing the loss of life from fire at our nation's campuses. Beginning over

12 years ago, as an “invitation only” event, the Campus Fire Forum has steadily grown in popularity and is now now the nation’s premiere conference focusing specifically on fire safety in the campus community.

Join your colleagues and network with your peers from across the country and around the world. From the educational sessions, vendor’s exhibit and the popular Town Meeting, you’ll gain new ideas and proven techniques to protect your campus community.

For more info, CLICK HERE.


If your organization is interested in being a part of the Center for Campus Fire Safety, please visit www.campusfiresafety.org for details on how you can become a sponsor and help to further the cause of campus fire safety and be a visible part of this growing and vital mission.

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