Universities & Campus Housing

U.S. Senate Passes Campus Fire Safety Month Resolution

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed resolution recognizing September as National Campus Fire Safety Month.

September 26, 2013 — A resolution recognizing September as National Campus Fire Safety Month has been passed unanimously by the United States Senate. In the past, this resolution was introduced by the late Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), a long-time advocate of campus fire safety, in partnership with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME). This year, Senator Collins introduced it on his behalf and was joined in a show of bipartisan support as original co-sponsors by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Tom Carper (D-DE).

“Designating September as National Campus Fire Safety Month is a timely reminder of the danger that fire can pose and the life-saving importance of fire prevention awareness and education,” said Senator Collins.

First started in 2005, National Campus Fire Safety Month has grown each year with more campuses and communities doing fire safety education programs.  Over the past nine years, 259 state proclamations have been issued, in addition to resolutions by the United States Congress, and this has raised awareness about the importance of campus fire safety among students, parents, campus administrators and fire departments.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker issued a proclamation designating September as Campus Fire Safety Month, a proclamation that has been issued by the Governor each year since 2006.

For more information on campus fire safety, including a map of the states that have issued 2007 proclamations, visit Campus Firewatch.

Governor Doyle Signs Assembly Bill 544, Protecting College Students from Tragic Fires

Governor DoyleLandmark Bill Protects College Students from Tragic Fires Fire Sprinkler Systems will be installed in Institutions of Higher Education

Download pdf of Assembly Bill 544

live burn demonstrating two typical student dorm roomsOn Sept. 6, 2005, members of the state assembly committee on Colleges and Universities were among the crowd of spectators watching a live burn demonstrating two typical student dorm rooms, both identical in size and arrangement. One room was protected with fire sprinklers. The demonstration showed how within a few live burn demonstrating two typical student dorm roomsminutes the non-protected room was engulfed in flames, while the sprinklered room fire was extinguished or controlled in less than 2 minutes. The Madison Fire Department assisted in putting out the fires.

Federal Legislation Designates September as Campus Fire Safety Month

Campus Fire Safety Fact Sheet

Living with Fire, A Program for Campus and Student Fire Safety

Fatal Firelog Compilation 1/1/00 to 4/30/05 Includes College Park fire, April 30, 2005

UL Video News Release, August 17, 2004

Campus Firewatch

Campus Firewatch

Stay Out And Stay Alive

Get Out and Stay Alive is a program designed to help save your life in case you find yourself in a fire saturation. This program focuses on three main topics: Getting Out, Prevention, and Protection

Click Here For Stay Out And Stay Alive Program