Kennesaw State University simulates fire dangers in student housing


Kennesaw State University set fire to a simulated dorm bedroom to demonstrate how quickly flames…

Georgia (Oct 11, 2011)Kennesaw State University set fire to a simulated dorm bedroom to demonstrate how quickly flames can spread from a candle to bedspreads, curtains, books and notebook paper. KSU student housing is well-built with fire sprinklers in every room and fire extinguishers on every hall. Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services personnel extinguished the blaze at the end of the exercise.

Robert Lang, KSU's assistant vice president, Strategic Security and Safety; and Jeff Cooper, KSU's director of residence life, coordinated the dramatic demonstration, which took place during national Fire Prevention Week


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit