Answered By: Jeffrey Orrico
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2017     Views: 26

Public Safety has specific information pertaining to fire safety procedures at SHU.  A Connecticut government report identified SHU as one of only three Connecticut colleges and universities where all dormitories are fully equipped with sprinkler systems.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, cooking equipment causes 73% of the dormitory fires.  However, most injuries and fatalities occur in sleeping areas, while residents are sleeping, and are associated with smoking materials like tobacco products, candles, and incense. Always extinguish flames before leaving the room or going to sleep.

The National Fire Protection Association offers additional college dormitory fire-safety statistics and tips.

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