Did you know?
  • 85% of university housing fires are cooking fires.
  • Unattended cooking is by far the leading contributing factor in college cooking fires.
  • There are more than 3,000 university cooking fires each year.
  • Microwave popcorn fires are a common occurrence with college students.

Visit www.usfa.fema.gov/college to learn more.

What can you do?
Student Fire Safety Pamphlet (PDF)  Employee Fire Safety Brochure (PDF)
  • Stay with your food while cooking.
  • Keep cooking area clean and decluttered.
  • If grease fire starts in a pan, put a lid over the pan and turn off the burner. Never pour water on a grease fire and never discharge a fire extinguisher onto a pan fire, as it can spray or shoot burning grease around the kitchen, thus spreading the fire. Pull the fire alarm.
  • If a fire starts in a microwave, keep the door closed.
  • Double check the kitchen before you leave, make sure everything is turned off.
  • Barbecue grills must only be used outdoors.
  • Only cook when sober.

In the event of a fire, pull the fire alarm, turn off appliances (if possible) and evacuate the building immediately.

With your help, we can have a safe, fire-free campus!

Important phone numbers
  • Campus Safety: 315-859-4000
  • Community Living: 315-859-4023
  • Fire Safety: 315-859-4971


Brian Hansen

Director of Environmental Protection, Safety and Sustainability

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