An early morning fire near Oklahoma State University (OSU) sent three OSU students to the hospital. After being trapped on the second floor of the off campus home, by the fire that started on the first floor, the three students were rescued by the swift efforts of the Stillwater Fire Department. A total of six occupants have been displaced by this fire. The cause is, at this time, still unknown.
These students were lucky; since the January 2000 Seton Hall fire, 81 fatal fires have been documented that occurred on a college campus, in Greek housing, or in off-campus housing within 3-miles of the campus–claiming a total of 118 victims:
- 68 fires have occurred in off-campus housing claiming 99 victims
- 7 fires have occurred in on-campus building or residence halls claiming 9 victims
- 6 fires have occurred in Greek housing claiming 10 victims
CCFS has been documenting specific campus related fires deaths since Year 2000. Current and more detailed statistics, along with the definition of how we define “campus related fires” are always posted on the website, along with a host of fire safety resources and tips for fire safety professionals as well as students in both universities and off-campus housing. One of the resources includes a daily and ongoing listing of other fire incidents in the higher education arena.
To learn more about CCFS and its programs, visit www.campusfiresafety.org.
For additional information:
Fire Fatality Statistics and Definition:
Continual e-news -campus fire & safety:
Campus Fire Safety Resources: http://www.campusfiresafety.org/resources
About The Center for Campus Fire Safety (CCFS)
The Center for Campus Fire Safety (CCFS) is a non-profit, member focused 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. CCFS 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. Visit us at www.campusfiresafety.org for more information.
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