A CRR Success Trilogy: Partnering in Cooking Fire Prevention
Cooking is the leading cause of household fire and fire injuries in the United States. There are many champions across the U.S. who advocate cooking fire prevention as an essential component of their local fire prevention initiatives. Among them are the following three who, through their hard work and effort, have clearly demonstrated the value of building strong and vibrant partnerships and how cooking fire prevention technology can significantly improve Community Risk Reduction (CRR) outcomes.
Where there is smoke, there’s…An opportunity to save significant money on false alarm activations.
It’s snack time on campus somewhere! And somewhere across America in a campus residence, a student has just popped open their microwave oven to feed a craving. They have also just rolled the dice again on having an on campus false alarm activation or worse, a cooking fire. According to the National Protection Fire Association (NFPA) microwave ovens are, on average, involved in more than 7,000 home structure fires every year, that’s more than 19 fires every day. Perhaps surprisingly, microwaves are also responsible for more emergency room injury visits than any other cooking device. More surprising however, is the magnitude of nuisance alarms from microwave ovens.
Forewarned is forearmed. Lessons from a campus dorm cooking fire.
Located in Potsdam, New York, Clarkson University has, according to their website, been “bridging discovery, and engineering innovation with enterprise since 1986.” So, after experiencing a cooking fire in one of their on-campus apartments, it’s not surprising that Clarkson University choose SmartBurner.
Protect your students and save money
Dear University Fire Safety Professional: The safety and security of students is one of every college and university’s biggest concerns! And parents expect that proper safeguards will be taken to protect their children. Every year, on college and university campuses across the U.S., there are tens of thousands of nuisance alarms resulting in building evacuations and fire runs that...
Real World Strategies for Reducing Fires and Nuisance Alarms on Campus
Canadian Universities Reciprocal Insurance Exchange Newsletter
Fire is always a tragedy no matter where it occurs, but nowhere is it more tragic than on a university campus. To have a life cut short in the very place they have come to help insure their future is an irony that is hard to escape. Can there be a more important mission for anyone than to do everything possible to insure that doesn’t happen?
IAFC Cooktop Report - Position Statement
International Association of Fire Chiefs
The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), through its Fire & Life Safety Section (FLSS), is adopting this position paper on residential range-top fire safety so fire chiefs and other fire safety professionals can better respond to inquiries about residential cooking safety and more effectively develop community risk reduction outreach programs.
IAFC Cooktop Report - Protecting Life and Property and Reducing Injuries
International Association of Fire Chiefs
Home fires and losses dominate the North American fire problem. Fires beginning with cooking appliances account for the largest shares of home structure fires and associated fire injuries in the United States and Canada. Electric ranges are by far the leading cause of home cooking appliance fires. The International Association of Fire Chiefs, Fire and Life Safety Section formed a task group to analyze the characteristics of the home fire problem, assess the potential of various protection technologies to reduce these fire losses, and develop recommendations to reduce these fire losses. This report summarizes the task group’s work.
Reducing Stovetop Fires in Ontario
Ontario Fire Marshal
To gain further insight into the nature of stovetop fires, the OFM developed the Ontario Stovetop Fire Survey. This survey was distributed to fire departments to gather information on all stovetop fires they attended within a one-year period. An analysis of the survey results generated the following key findings.
Social Housing Services Corporation Insurance Program
Safe-T-element® helps prevent cooking fires before they start. In the last decade, Ontario averaged 6,046* preventable home fires annually. The Office of the Ontario Fire Marshall has identified cooking equipment as the major source of these fires and home fire injuries...