College Fire Safety
Like 75% of all college students, chances are that you live off campus in an apartment, house, other rental property or Greek housing – places where most fatal college-related fires occur. These fires are very similar to other residential fires that claim lives every day in the U.S. Since January 2000, 89 young adults have died and many more have been injured in on- and off-campus fires. Knowing the risks today could help keep you and your friends safer tomorrow.
Annually, there are approximately 1,700 documented fires in college dormitories, classroom buildings and fraternities and sororities.
Please understand your fire safety responsibilities especially away at college.
Leading Causes of College Building Fires
- Arson - accounts for 1/6 of fires
In comparison, smoking is the number one cause of fatal fires in society, in general.
If you have any further questions, please call the La Crosse Fire Department at (608) 789-7260 or email us.