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BREAKING NEWS

UC Davis Two Students Treated for Smoke Inhalation; as Many as Twenty Displaced

[CCFS News Reporter]  [February 15, 2013 4:42 pm ]  [Views 777]

UC Davis:  Two Students Treated for Smoke Inhalation; as Many as Twenty Displaced.

Newburyport, Massachusetts – February 14, 2013.

 

On Monday, February 11, an afternoon fire at the University Court Apartments, a privately owned apartment complex that markets itself as being “…designed specifically for the students at UC Davis…” has left as many as twenty University of California, Davis, students without a home and injured two.  Luckily, unlike last week’s fire at Kansas State University, there were no fatalities involved in this incident. 

The two injured parties, who were treated for smoke inhalation, had to be rescued from a second floor by fire crews.  The cause of the fire is, at this time, unknown.  According to Davis Fire Marshal Tim Annis, the building was not equipped with an automatic fire sprinkler system.

 

“The Center for Campus Fire Safety …wants to point out the necessity of fire sprinkler systems”, said Paul D. Martin, President of The Center for Campus Fire Safety.  “To have residence halls without fire sprinklers today should be unacceptable to parents” said Martin. Fire Sprinklers protect people and structures.  Most people don't realize that 8 out of 10 fire deaths occur at night when everyone is asleep. Fires are also fast; they can go from a tiny flame to total destruction in as little as three minutes. Fire sprinklers can suppress and often extinguish a fire before the fire department arrives, providing additional time to escape.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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About The Center for Campus Fire Safety (CCFS)
The Center for Campus Fire Safety (CCFS) is a non-profit, member focused organization devoted to reducing the loss of life from fire at our nation's campuses. The mission of The Center for Campus Fire Safety is to serve as an advocate for the promotion of campus fire safety. CCFS serves as the focal point for the efforts of a number of organizations and also as a clearinghouse for information relating to campus fire safety. Visit us at www.campusfiresafety.org for more information.

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