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KSU Mock Dorm Room Burn - 04/29/15

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Cobb TV 23 / Spotlight on Cobb
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Editor's Note: Please click on the link below to watch the Cobb TV/23 segment on the KSU Mock Dorm Burn.

http://www.cobbcounty.org/index.php?option=com_youtubegallery&view=youtubegallery&Itemid=438&videoid=u6PWrM9HT68

Transcript:

 

Writer: KSU Robert S. Godlewski Producer: CobbTV David Tyler

 

Kennesaw State University students watched a dramatic demonstration of how quickly a fire can spread in a simulated dorm burn exercise this week. The event on the Campus Green attracted a crowd of several hundred.

 

Matthew Shannon, fire and life safety manager, said the main point was to stress the need for students to respond quickly in the event of a fire. “We do periodic drills, and we teach students how to use fire extinguishers, for example, but nothing drives home the real danger of a fire like seeing one up close like this,” Shannon said.

 

Kennesaw State facilities personnel constructed a mock dorm room with supplies donated by The Home Depot. For maximum visibility, it was situated on a busy corner of the Campus Green near the main entrance to the Carmichael Student Center. Combustible items such as bedspreads, curtains, books and notebook paper fueled the fire, which was ignited when a lamp fell onto the floor in the room.

 

Within seconds, fire consumed the plastic trashcan and activated the fire/smoke detector on the ceiling. Flames traveled up the window curtains, jumped to the bedspread and quickly spread across the room.

 

“It only took a couple of minutes for the flames to reach the ceiling. I watched our students’ reaction and many in the crowd were visibly shocked when the flames rolled over the top of the structure,” said Jeff Cooper, director of Residence Life.

 

“It’s important to note that Kennesaw State University Housing, unlike this test structure, is well-built with fire sprinklers and fire extinguishers in every room.” Kennesaw State police and crisis coordinators worked hand in hand to maintain crowd control and ensure no one got too close to the flames or the intense heat.

 

Yellow caution tape marked the boundaries of the safe perimeter zone, outside of which several personnel faced the crowd to monitor the situation.

 

“We wanted to take every precaution, yet allow the crowd of mostly students to get a first-hand look at what can happen when a lamp is inadvertently knocked over in their room,” said James Westbrook, assistant director of Kennesaw State’s Office of Emergency Management. “Fire can quickly engulf a bedroom, so students need to learn about fire prevention and what to do to keep themselves and others safe in the event of an emergency,” said Westbrook.

 

“Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services personnel did an excellent job safely extinguishing the blaze.” With more than 32,000 students, faculty and staff on the grounds of the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses, Kennesaw State functions like a small city. Some 5,200 residence hall students live on both campuses, and fire safety training is an ongoing topic addressed by the resident advisers.

 

“Kennesaw State is the third-largest university in Georgia,” said Cooper. “Our growing student population comes from 130 countries, and we want to keep each and every one of them safe.” For more information, visit: www.kennesaw.edu www.cobbfire.org

Kennesaw State University conducts simulated dorm burn

Editor's Note: Click below for WSB-TV's raw video from an earlier exercise on the Campus Green.

 

http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/raw-video-firefighters-simulate-dorm-room-fire-at/vCFyr3/

 

Dramatic exercise teaches students fire safety tips

KENNESAW, Ga. (APRIL 29, 2015) — Kennesaw State University students watched a dramatic demonstration of how quickly a fire can spread in a simulated dorm burn exercise this week. The event on the Campus Green attracted a crowd of several hundred.

Matthew Shannon, fire and life safety manager, said the main point was to stress the need for students to respond quickly in the event of a fire.

“We do periodic drills, and we teach students how to use fire extinguishers, for example, but nothing drives home the real danger of a fire like seeing one up close like this,” Shannon said.

Kennesaw State facilities personnel constructed a mock dorm room with supplies donated by The Home Depot. For maximum visibility, it was situated on a busy corner of the Campus Green near the main entrance to the Carmichael Student Center. Combustible items such as bedspreads, curtains, books and notebook paper fueled the fire, which was ignited when a lamp short-circuited in the room.

Within seconds, fire consumed the plastic trashcan and activated the fire/smoke detector on the ceiling. Flames traveled up the window curtains, jumped to the bedspread and quickly spread across the room.

“It only took a couple of minutes for the flames to reach the ceiling. I watched our students’ reaction and many in the crowd were visibly shocked when the flames rolled over the top of the structure,” said Jeff Cooper, Kennesaw State’s director of Residence Life. “It’s important to note that Kennesaw State University Housing, unlike this test structure, is well-built with fire sprinklers and fire extinguishers in every room.”

Kennesaw State police and crisis coordinators worked hand in hand to maintain crowd control and ensure no one got too close to the flames or the intense heat. Yellow caution tape marked the boundaries of the safe perimeter zone, outside of which several personnel faced the crowd to monitor the situation.

“We wanted to take every precaution, yet allow the crowd of mostly students to get a first-hand look at what can happen when a lamp short circuits in their room,” said James Westbrook, assistant director of Kennesaw State’s Office of Emergency Management.

“Fire can quickly engulf a bedroom, so students need to learn about fire prevention and what to do to keep themselves and others safe in the event of an emergency,” said Westbrook. “Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services personnel did an excellent job safely extinguishing the blaze.”

With more than 32,000 students, faculty and staff on the grounds of the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses, Kennesaw State functions like a small city. Some 5,200 residence hall students live on both campuses and fire safety training is an ongoing topic addressed by the resident advisers.

“Kennesaw State is the third-largest university in Georgia,” said Cooper. “Our growing student population comes from 130 countries, and we want to keep each and every one of them safe.”

–Robert S. Godlewski; Photo by Morin Rufai

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Spooktacular festival: Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon event this weekend is no hot air

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The Marietta Daily Journal, CBS46 News and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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by Sally Litchfield
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The Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival is Saturday and Sunday at Kennesaw State University. Hot air balloon glows take place at night where children and adults can trick-or-treat from balloon to balloon.  / Special to the MDJ
The Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival is Saturday and Sunday at Kennesaw State University. Hot air balloon glows take place at night where children and adults can trick-or-treat from balloon to balloon. / Special to the MDJ
 
 

Give a hoot about having fun this weekend. Go to the Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival on Saturday and Sunday hosted by Kennesaw State University Sports + Entertainment Park. The event is at the 88-acre KSU Sports and Entertainment Park (where the stadium is located). 

“Owl-O-Ween is Atlanta’s only hot air balloon festival and is billed as Atlanta’s largest costume party,” said Andrew Miller, president of Promotions Marketing that co-produces Owl-O-Ween with KSU. He is a 1985 graduate of Walton High School. 

The event features a variety of entertainment such as tethered hot air balloon rides, live entertainment, roving performers, interactive kids’ zone, food trucks, artists alley, beer garden, an Oktoberfest-inspired food court and more. 

Hot air balloon glows take place at night where children and adults can trick-or-treat from balloon to balloon. Glows happen on Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m.

“Owl-O-Ween is such a visually spectacular event,” Miller said.

Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes. Participants can campaign for votes in a costume showdown via social media. Prizes range from cash to hotel packages. 

About 25,000 people attended the one-day event last year and attendance is anticipated to double this year. 

Owl-O-Ween offers something for everyone. 

“Just because it’s family friendly doesn’t mean it’s just for kids. We have a lot of adult-designated zones as well,” Miller said.

“There’s so much excitement coming in. The faces and smiles you see on children and adults, whether you’re 3 years old or 103 years old, people came out smiling. There’s something to do for everyone,” he said.

“There are some really neat surprises out there. It’s not just the normal festival. It’s definitely on the edge of spectacular,” Miller said.

The cost is $8 for children and $15 for adults. Hours of operation on Saturday are from 4 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 9 p.m. For free and reserve parking and more information, visit www.owl-o-ween.com. 

Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal - Spooktacular festival Owl O Ween Hot Air Balloon event this weekend is no hot air

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-education/kennesaw-state-university-h...

Kennesaw State University hosts hot air balloon, Halloween festival

By Janel Davis

Posted: 2:33 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 | Filed in: Local Education

The second annual Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival is set for Oct. 25-26 at Kennesaw State University. The festival is Atlanta’s only hot air balloon event and is also one of the metro area’s largest costume parties.

The two-day festival is expected to attract more than 30,000 people, and will feature more than 50 vendors along with tethered balloon rides. Entertainment will be provided by an assortment of performers including stilt walkers and sword swallowers. A choreographed balloon glow is planned for both evenings.

Attendees are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and compete for cash and prizes

The festival takes place on the 88-acre KSU Sports and Entertainment Park. Tickets: $12-$15, adults; $5-$8 children 12 and under; free, children under age three.

Tickets and information:KSU campus bookstore and www.ticketalternative.com and www.owl-o-ween.com; 770-794-7810

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To view CBS46 News coverage of the upcoming event please click on the links below:

http://www.cbs46.com/category/273545/more-news

 http://www.cbs46.com/clip/10664439/owl-o-ween-atlantas-favorite-fall-family-event-supporting-kennesaw-state

Kennesaw State University designated Storm Ready

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CBS46 News, WGCL-TV Atlanta and Marietta Daily Journal
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http://www.cbs46.com/story/26451488/kennesaw-state-university-designated-storm-ready

 

Posted: Sep 04, 2014 4:25 PM EDT

Updated: Sep 04, 2014 4:30 PM EDT

KENNESAW, GA (CBS46) -

Kennesaw State University is the first public school in the Georgia university system to be designated "Storm Ready."

For students, faculty and staff, this means the campus has taken proactive measures to keep everyone updated and informed when severe storms threaten. The school worked hand-in-hand with the National Weather Service in Atlanta to meet all the necessary requirements to receive this distinction.

With nearly 25,000 people on campus, KSU has proven it has the same or greater capability for severe weather monitoring, notification and response that is expected of any Georgia city of similar size.

The school says they will utilize their intranet to notify everyone on the network when severe weather threatens.

When a severe alert is issued by the campus security team, it goes through their network and displays on personal computer screens and school billboards, and describes the threats expected as well as the actions people need to take to keep safe.

Copyright 2014 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

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National Weather Service deems KSU ‘StormReady’
by Emily Boorstein
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Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp receives two official National Weather Service StormReady signs from program Coordinator Kent Frantz with the National Weather Service.  The system will help protect the school’s students and staff in case of  emergencies, including weather related ones. <br>Staff-Kelly J. Huff
Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp receives two official National Weather Service StormReady signs from program Coordinator Kent Frantz with the National Weather Service. The system will help protect the school’s students and staff in case of emergencies, including weather related ones. 
Staff-Kelly J. Huff
 

Officials at Kennesaw State University say a new designation by the National Weather Service as a “StormReady” community shows the school is serious about safety.
The designation means the university has the communication and safety skills needed to alert its 25,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff members of severe weather events in an effort to save lives.
“It’s not storm proof,” said Kent Frantz, who coordinates the StormReady program for the National Weather Service. “Weather events are going to happen, but the idea is, ‘How will you respond? How will you receive the information?”
Officials from the university, the National Weather Service and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency gathered Thursday at the school to mark KSU becoming the second college in the state after Emory and one of only 149 college campuses nationwide to earn the title of StormReady.
“It’s going to show that we’re really dedicated to the safety and security of our kids,” said Robert Lang, an assistant vice president at KSU.
James Westbrook, the university’s security and safety coordinator, detailed what KSU has to keep students informed, including a weather siren, an emergency notification system for cellphones and a program where 265 volunteers certified in CPR and first aid are trained to help the KSU community find shelter and evacuate when needed.

He said changes needed to become StormReady included adding more weather radios, and he demonstrated a computer program that makes a pop-up window show up on every campus computer to warn of weather events and explained the computer users must click on the window and acknowledge they have seen the message.

KSU President Dan Papp called being named a StormReady school “a huge move forward for our students” and added the alert systems the university has in place can also warn of other emergencies, such as an active shooter.

Senior Toni Brewer, an exercise science major, said knowing KSU is a StormReady community makes her feel safer. “Every little thing helps because things happen and I think the big thing is a lot of people don’t know very much about emergency preparedness.” 

Plans are also in the works for the university to help the National Weather Service collect data on temperatures, wind speeds and precipitation from nearby McCollum Field, the county’s airport.

Westbrook is also a storm spotter. “I can call him, he can call us — let us know what’s happening at the surface,” Frantz said. 

GEMA Director Charley English said they’re doing their jobs well if they plan for disasters “like if our own loved ones were in the place where that disaster would happen. … Well, I have a daughter who is a student here, so I appreciate you caring for her as if she was one of your own.”

Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal - National Weather Service deems KSU StormReady

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KSU Sentinel


In Tornado Season, KSU is “Storm Ready”


By Kaitlyn Lewis (News Editor)

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Photo by Matt Boggs President Papp receives KSU’s “Storm Ready” signs from NWS officials.

(Sept. 4, 2014) —  Kennesaw State held a conference this morning declaring itself “Storm Ready”, a title designated for certain universities which meet the National Weather Service’s (NWS) StormReady Program standards.

KSU is the first public university in Georgia to receive this status, and the 149th university in the United Sates.

KSU has been working towards achieving this status since April 2007, according to Robert Lang, the Assistant Vice President for Strategic Security and Safety. Lang said he began working with the university to improve KSU’s emergency operations plan, add more weather radios on campus and develop at Pop-up Override System which alerts students and faculty about severe weather approaching campus.

The KSU Security and Safety Coordinator, James Westbrook, demonstrated the Pop-up Override System during the conference today. In the event of an emergency, the pop-up will appear with instructions on all computers connected to the KSU network. “We fully utilized [the pop-up] for active shooters, hazardous materials, as well as tornadoes,” added Lang during the demonstration.

Westbrook will remain in contact with NWS officials in order to clearly communicate information about severe weather to KSU students and faculty. “[Westbrook] is actually working on getting a data collection platform right here on the university campus that will help us with temperatures, winds and precipitation. And then [he will be] a storm spotter right here, where I can call him, he can call us,” said NWS Storm Ready Program Director, Kent Frantz.

Frantz also presented President Papp with two “Storm Ready” signs to display on campus.

“The StormReady Program is designed to help communities prepare–prepare its citizens [and] its faculty and staff for being safe during severe weather,” said NWS Meteorologist Keith Stellman. He later stated that at one time, Georgia was only recognizing counties for the StormReady Program. “We felt like ‘communities’ does expand to universities… and so we decided to expand StormReady for universities,” Stellman added.

Papp and the other speakers at this conference emphasized the importance of educating KSU students and faculty on how to prepare for a storm. Part of this education for students should take place in orientations and first year classes, according to Papp.

Sophomore English Education major Madison Tompkins said he feels safe if severe weather was approaching KSU. “I’ve been [on campus] during storms, and I’ve felt safe,” said Tomkins.

Senior art major Ben Millican said, “I’m an art student, and I use the art building…I feel like we’re pretty prepared for tornadoes or anything that happens.”

For more media coverage, please click onthe link below: 

https://www.google.com/search?q=stormready%2C+ksu&oq=stormready%2C+ksu&aqs=chrome..69i57.4055j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=91&ie=UTF-8

 

 

KSU burns ‘dorm’ to teach students a lesson

Name of Publication: 
The Marietta Daily Journal, The Atlanta Journal/Constitution and other media
Excerpt of Article: 
 
by Hannah Morgan
October 15, 2013 11:53 PM
Kennesaw State University officials burn a mock dorm room as part of a safety exercise in 2010.<br>staff/file
Kennesaw State University officials burn a mock dorm room as part of a safety exercise in 2010.
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KENNESAW — On their way from their morning classes to their dorm rooms or the cafeteria, Kennesaw State University students will have to pass a burning dorm room on the campus green.

Home Depot donated enough wood and supplies this year to build a 12x10 dorm room, which will be filled with a bed, desk, trash can, pizza boxes, curtains and bed sheets, things previous students have left behind in their residences, Lang said.

 

Within five minutes, he expects the room to be destroyed. Last year’s event brought out about 200 students, and this year, Lang is hoping to draw about 450 students.

There are more than 3,500 KSU students living in four on-campus residence communities throughout the school, said Jeff Cooper, the director of university housing and residence life.

“I think students get a lot from it. I think it sends a really good educational message, and I think the students learn a lot about how to be careful, that sometimes it’s the littlest things that can set off a fire,” he said.

Simply being absent-minded can lead to a student’s entire room being engulfed by flames.

Before the candle gets tipped over, students will have the opportunity to learn how to properly use a fire extinguisher, with a new electronic fire extinguisher system the school bought for $15,000.

Through a simulated fire on a screen, students will practice putting out fires while holding an electronic fire extinguisher, an educational activity Lang hopes the students will enjoy, as it is similar to playing a video game.

So far this semester there has been one fire-related incident in the dorm rooms. A student was popping some microwaveable popcorn when it caught on fire and started to smoke, setting off the building’s fire alarms.

Last year there was another similar microwave incident, but overall, the campus hasn’t seen many dorm room fires, Lang said.

Regardless, the event will teach students the dangers of neglecting lit flames in their rooms, as in a typical fire, “it usually takes about 40 seconds for those detectors to go off. It doesn’t give you much time to react,” Lang said.

Because this year’s event will occur during KSU’s homecoming week, Lang hopes that the students will attend the dorm burning in lieu of a campus bonfire, traditional of many homecoming celebrations.

In the event of a fire, students are taught that, “the best thing to do, is to get out and warn other people. Then call 911,” said university spokesman Robert Godlewski.

Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal - KSU burns dorm to teach students a lesson

Additional MDJ photo spread published on 10.17.13:

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  Kennesaw State University students watch from a safe distance as a model of a dorm room blazes out of control Wednesday on campus during a mock fire drill to show the devastation of an unattended candle.  Cobb County Fire Department Station 26 firefighters Corey Gamble, Donny Brown and Raphael Flores keep a charged water line ready to put the blaze out after the demonstration was completed. Staff/Kelly J. Huff
Caption: Kennesaw State University students watch from a safe distance as a model of a dorm room blazes out of control Wednesday on campus during a mock fire drill to show the devastation of an unattended candle. Cobb County Fire Department Station 26 firefighters Corey Gamble, Donny Brown and Raphael Flores keep a charged water line ready to put the blaze out after the demonstration was completed. Staff/Kelly J. Huff

 

 Kennesaw State University students Erin Gregg and Kandace Kendrick record the dorm room fire on their phones Wednesday during a mock fire drill to show the devastation of an unattended candle, under the supervision of the Cobb County Fire Department  Staff/Kelly J. Huff

Caption: Kennesaw State University students Erin Gregg and Kandace Kendrick record the dorm room fire on their phones Wednesday during a mock fire drill to show the devastation of an unattended candle, under the supervision of the Cobb County Fire Department. Staff/Kelly J. HuffAlbum ID: 1719130Photo ID: 49250313

 Cobb County Fire Department Engineer Sean Gray, narrates the properties of a dorm room fire Wednesday at Kennesaw State University as a mock dorm room fire is set using a unattended candle.  Staff/Kelly J. Huff

Caption: Cobb County Fire Department Engineer Sean Gray, narrates the properties of a dorm room fire Wednesday at Kennesaw State University as a mock dorm room fire is set using an unattended candle. Staff/Kelly J. Huff 

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Security InfoWatch.com

Kennesaw State University conducts simulated dorm burn

By SIW Editorial Staff
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KSU facilities personnel constructed a mock dorm room with supplies donated by The Home Depot

 

Within seconds, fire consumed the plastic trashcan and activated the fire/smoke detector on the ceiling. Flames traveled up the window curtains, jumped to the bedspread and quickly spread across the...

Kennesaw, GA.-- Oct. 17, 2013 — Fire safety and prevention tips topped the agenda this week during a simulated dorm burn on Kennesaw State University’s Campus Green. The exercise got underway shortly after noon to take advantage of large throngs of students changing class on the suburban Atlanta campus.

KSU facilities personnel constructed a mock dorm room with supplies donated by The Home Depot. For maximum visibility, it was situated on a busy corner of the Campus Green near the main entrance to the Carmichael Student Center. Combustible items such as bedspreads, curtains, books and notebook paper fueled the fire, which was ignited when a lighted candle fell into a trashcan in the room.

Within seconds, fire consumed the plastic trashcan and activated the fire/smoke detector on the ceiling. Flames traveled up the window curtains, jumped to the bedspread and quickly spread across the room.

“It only took a couple of minutes for the flames to reach the ceiling. I watched our students’ reaction and many in the crowd were visibly shocked when the flames rolled over the top of the structure,” said Jeff Cooper, KSU’s director, University Housing and Residence Life. “It’s important to note that Kennesaw State University Housing, unlike this test structure, is well-built with fire sprinklers and fire extinguishers in every room.”

KSU police and crisis coordinators worked hand in hand to maintain crowd control and ensure no one got too close to the flames or the intense heat. Yellow caution tape marked the boundaries of the safe perimeter zone, outside of which several personnel faced the crowd to monitor the situation.

“We wanted to take every precaution, yet allow the crowd of mostly students to get a first-hand look at what can happen when a little candle is inadvertently knocked over in their room,” said Robert Lang, KSU’s assistant vice president, Strategic Security and Safety.

“Fire can quickly engulf a bedroom, so students need to learn about fire prevention and what to do to keep themselves and others safe in the event of an emergency,” said Lang. “Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services personnel did an excellent job safely extinguishing the blaze.”

With more than 25,000 students, faculty and staff on the grounds of the almost 400-acre campus, KSU functions like a small city. Some 3,500 residence hall students live on the campus and fire safety training is an ongoing topic addressed by the resident advisers.

“Kennesaw State is the third-largest university in Georgia,” said Cooper. “Our growing student population comes from 130 countries, and we want to keep each and every one of them safe.”

The school, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, offers 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 that will kick off its nascent football season in 2015.

http://www.securityinfowatch.com/news/11193466/ksu-conducts-fire-simulation

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The Atlanta Journal/Constitution

Updated: 4:01 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

Kennesaw State to teach students about fire safety

The Associated Press

KENNESAW, Ga. —

Kennesaw State University officials are planning to light a model dorm room on fire to teach students about fire safety.

They plan to set fire to a simulated dorm room to illustrate how quickly the whole room can go up in flames when a lighted candle touches common items like bedspreads, curtains, books and paper.

The demonstration is set for noon on Wednesday on the Campus Green. The fire will be extinguished by Cobb County emergency responders.

University housing and safety officials also plan to offer fire safety and prevention tips.

The demonstration is part of the university's observance of National Fire Safety Month.

School officials say KSU residence halls, which house about 3,500 students, have fire sprinklers in every room and fire extinguishers on every hall.

Copyright The Associated Press

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Cherokee Tribune
 
Kennesaw State to teach students about fire safety
by The Associated Press
 
October 15, 2013 11:55 PM
 
 
 

KENNESAW — Kennesaw State University officials are planning to light a model dorm room on fire to teach students about fire safety.

They plan to set fire to a simulated dorm room to illustrate how quickly the whole room can go up in flames when a lighted candle touches common items like bedspreads, curtains, books and paper.

The demonstration is set for noon today on the Campus Green. The fire will be extinguished by Cobb County emergency responders.

University housing and safety officials also plan to offer fire safety and prevention tips.

The demonstration is part of the university’s observance of National Fire Safety Month.

School officials say KSU residence halls, which house about 3,500 students, have fire sprinklers in every room and fire extinguishers on every hall

Read more: Cherokee Tribune - Kennesaw State to teach students about fire safety

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Claims Journal

Georgia College to Teach Students About Fire Safety

October 16, 2013

Kennesaw State University officials are planning to light a model dorm room on fire to teach students about fire safety.

They plan to set fire to a simulated dorm room to illustrate how quickly the whole room can go up in flames when a lighted candle touches common items like bedspreads, curtains, books and paper.

The demonstration is set for noon on Wednesday on the Campus Green. The fire will be extinguished by Cobb County emergency responders.

University housing and safety officials also plan to offer fire safety and prevention tips.

The demonstration is part of the university’s observance of National Fire Safety Month.

School officials say KSU residence halls, which house about 3,500 students, have fire sprinklers in every room and fire extinguishers on every hall.

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The San Francisco Chronicle

Kennesaw State to teach students about fire safety

Kennesaw State University officials are planning to light a model dorm room on fire to teach students about fire safety. They plan to set fire to a simulated dorm room to illustrate how quickly the whole room can go up in flames when a lighted candle touches common items like bedspreads, curtains, books and paper. The demonstration is set for noon on Wednesday on the Campus Green. The fire will be extinguished by Cobb County emergency responders.

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Kennesaw State University simulates fire dangers in student housing

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Kennesaw State University set fire to a simulated dorm bedroom to demonstrate how quickly flames can spread from a candle to bedspreads, curtains, books and notebook paper. KSU student housing is well-built with fire sprinklers in every room and fire extinguishers on every hall. Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services personnel extinguished the blaze at the end of the exercise.

Robert Lang, KSU's assistant vice president, Strategic Security and Safety; and Jeff Cooper, KSU's director of residence life, coordinated the dramatic demonstration, which took place during national Fire Prevention Week

KSU simulates fire dangers in student housing

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Oct 11, 2011 8:16 AM EDT

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Oct 11, 2011 2:19 PM EDT

 

KENNESAW, GA (CBS ATLANTA) -

Kennesaw State University security and safety officials will set a simulated student-housing bedroom on fire Tuesday to demonstrate how fire can spread when a lighted candle comes in contact with combustible materials such as bedspreads, curtains, books or notebook paper.

Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services personnel will extinguish the blaze at the end of the exercise.

Officials hope the simulated burn will teach students importance of fire safety during national Fire Prevention Week.

KSU currently has more than 3,100 students living on campus.

According to KSU officials, student housing is well-built with fire sprinklers in every room and fire extinguishers on every hall.



The burn will take place at noon on the green space between University Village Suites and KSU Place.

  

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