Simulated dorm burn teaches Kennesaw State University students fire safety tips

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National Fire Safety Month drill on Oct. 16 begins at noon on Campus Green   KENNESAW, Ga. (…

Georgia (Oct 14, 2013)National Fire Safety Month drill on Oct. 16 begins at noon on Campus Green  

KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct. 14, 2013) — Fire safety and prevention safety tips for Kennesaw State University’s 3,500 residence hall students will be dramatically illustrated on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at noon on the Campus Green. Kennesaw State’s security and safety officials will set fire to a simulated student-housing bedroom to demonstrate how quickly fire can spread when a lighted candle comes in contact with combustible items such as bedspreads, curtains, books or notebook paper.


  • Robert Lang, assistant vice president, Strategic Security and Safety, Kennesaw State University
  • Jeff Cooper, director, University Housing and Residence Life, Kennesaw State University


Dramatic demonstration during National Fire Safety Month shows Kennesaw State’s 3,500 residence hall students how quickly fire can engulf a bedroom. Students will learn fire prevention and safety tips. Kennesaw State University Housing is well-built with fire sprinklers in every room and fire extinguishers on every hall. Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services personnel will safely extinguish the blaze.


Wednesday, Oct. 16, beginning at noon


Kennesaw State University Campus Green


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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 90 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of 24,600 from 130 countries.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. 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. For more information, visit