Colleges and Universities

Every year college and university students experience a growing number of fire-related emergencies. Cooking is the leading cause of fire injuries on college campuses, closely followed by careless smoking and arson. In cases where fire fatalities occurred, alcohol was a factor.

Alcohol and Fire Deaths

There is a strong link between alcohol and fire deaths. In more than 50% of adult fire fatalities, victims were under the influence at the time of the fire. Alcohol abuse often impairs judgment and hampers evacuation efforts.

- U.S. Fire Administration


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