Each year, there are an increasing number of fire-related emergencies that take place on college campuses. They may be due to several causes, but are primarily associated with a lack of knowledge regarding fire safety and prevention.
There are many factors that contribute to fires on campus, the repercussions of which are often serious injury or death.
A few of the most common causes of fires on campuses are:
Overloaded electrical circuitry/outlets
Non-IEC certified surge protectors
Non-UL certified equipment
Improper use of bunsen burner
Not following laboratory guidelines
Improper chemical storage
Lack of awareness of emergency evacuation procedures
Improper disposal of smoking material
Evacuation procedures can be obtained from:
Public Safety - Fire Evacuation Procedures
LaGuardia Emergency Information Page
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