Fire Safety for Students

Every year, too many young people experience fire emergencies in college residences and off-campus housing. Smoking material, cooking, candles and electrical short circuits are common causes of these fires. Educating post-secondary students about fire safety and prevention helps reduce the loss of life and property.

Do you know how most fires are started?

  • Cooking is the leading cause of home fires. The majority of stove top fires happen because cooking was left unattended.
  • Heating is the leading cause of reported home fires during the winter months of December, January, and February.
  • Smoking materials are the leading cause of fire deaths and the third leading cause of home fire injuries.
  • Children under the age of 6 years old are the most likely to start fires while playing with matches and lighters.
  • Electrical distribution equipment is the fifth leading cause of home fires and the sixth leading cause of home fire deaths.

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