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Campus Firewatch Radio: Fire Behavior in Dormitories

July 9th, 2007


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Hosted by Ed Comeau

Host Ed Comeau begins this edition of Campus Firewatch Radio with Dan Madrzykowski from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to find out what they've learned about fire behavior in dormitories.

Also, Dayna Hilton, a firefighter in Johnson County Rural Fire District #1 in Arkansas, joined us at the NFPA show in Bostonto tell us how she got a Fire Corps program started at a local college. The students have taken fire prevention to a new level.

Mike Halligan, an official with the Center for Campus Fire Safety, provides us with an overview of the Fire Prevention and Safety Grant they received to provide training to 300 campus officials. Wrapping up the show is Bob Davis, a reporter with USA TODAY, who did an in-depth article on campus fires.

Related links:

NIST

Impact of Sprinklers on the Fire Hazard in Dormitories: Day Room Fire Experiments (PDF)

Dorm Sprink/Unsprink. Sprinklered and Non-Sprinklered College Dormitory Room Fires. (PDF)


Fire Corps

Fire Corps

Johnson County Rural Fire District #1

Center for Campus Fire Safety

Center for Campus Fire Safety

Alcohol and fire a deadly mix

Campus Firewatch

http://www.campus-firewatch.com/

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