Off-Campus Fire Safety

94% of fatal campus fires took place in off-campus housing, according to incidents examined by USFA between 2000 and 2015. The best advice to keep your college student safe is this: See it before you sign it.



Fire Safety Tips

  • View Fire Safety Guides
  • Install a working smoke alarm on every level of your home, outside. sleeping areas and inside bedrooms
  • Replace smoke alarm batteries once every year.
  • Always stay in the kitchen when cooking. Stand by your pan!
  • Know how to escape if there is a fire in your home. Have a plan and practice it with your family.
  • Replace smoke alarms that are more than 10 years old. They don’t last forever.


Multigenerational Fire Safety Toolkit

  • Several generations living in a home increases the need for fire safe practices. Keep safety in mind for your family. Download our multigenerational fire safety toolkit.

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U.S. Fire Administration