Mock dorm fire teaches KSU students fire safety

 Dorm Burn

KENNESAW, Ga. (Sep 14, 2016)Editor's Note: All metro Atlanta TV stations covered this event Tuesday, Sept. 13. To view, please click on links below.

More than 5,000 residence hall students got a scorching lesson in fire safety and prevention Tuesday, Sept. 13, when Kennesaw State University set a mock residence hall room on fire on the Kennesaw Campus Green.

Kennesaw State’s Matt Shannon, manager, Fire and Life Safety, and Jeff Cooper, director, Residence Life, wanted to dramatically demonstrate how quickly a blaze can spread. Kennesaw State University Housing is well-built with fire sprinklers in every room and fire extinguishers on every hall and in every apartment. Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services personnel safely extinguished the blaze.

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