Simulated fire at Kennesaw State University underscores importance of fire and life safety systems

Just how quickly can a small fire destroy a bedroom?

Kennesaw State University News

Students at Kennesaw State University got a firsthand look last week when a simulated dorm room was set ablaze to show how fast a fire can catch and spread when it comes in contact with bedspreads, curtains, paper products and other common items.

Kennesaw State created a special room built with donated materials from Home Depot and situated on the campus green for all students to see. The room was engulfed within minutes, according to information from the university, highlighting the danger even a small flame can pose if not used safely.

As the weather gets cooler, people are more likely to want more heat in their homes and will use space heaters and other devices to provide that warmth increasing the risk of fire-related accidents.

Playing it safe and knowing fire tips are half the battle. The other half is having the right equipment to put out a blaze.

Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services were on hand at Kennesaw State University to extinguish the simulated blaze and the university’s housing is well-built with fire sprinklers in every room and fire extinguishers on every hall in case a real fire starts.

Just as important as having the right equipment is ensuring fire sprinkler systems and portable fire extinguishers are up to code and working properly.

As a provider of inspection, testing and maintenance for fire protection equipment and a member of the National Fire Protection Association, Integrated Fire Protection understands the importance of ensuring these life safety systems are always maintained to provide maximum assurance that they will operate as intended in the event of real fire incident.

Our professional staff stands ready to assist with any code or inspection related questions associated with National Fire Protection Association 10 (Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers), 25 (Standard for Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems) and 72 (National Fire Alarm and Signaling code).

Call Integrated Fire Protection at 770-458-8828 for top-of-the-line service.

Click here to watch a YouTube video of a simulated dorm fire provided by Kennesaw State University’s Public Relations Department.