Focus on Fire Safety: Residential Sprinklers and Student Housing Fire Safety

Residential fire loss in the United States is alarming. Limiting fire growth where it occurs in dwellings through fire prevention and the use of residential fire sprinklers is one way to combat the problem. As students return to universities and colleges across the country this month, it is important to ensure that those living in off-campus housing are protected by working smoke alarms and residential sprinklers. Fire sprinklers, in combination with smoke alarms, can reduce the risk of dying in a fire by 82 percent.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, there are approximately 18,000,000 students enrolled in 4,100 colleges and universities across the country. Approximately two-thirds of students live in off-campus housing, where 85 percent of university housing fire fatalities occurred from January 2000—July 2010.

Learn the facts about residential sprinklers and campus fire safety … fires kill no matter the age!

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