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Public Safety and Transportation


Fire Prevention

Know how to prevent the most common causes of fires.

Annual observances like National Fire Prevention Week in October are excellent opportunities to focus on fire hazards, but we should practice fire safety every day—at work, at play, and particularly at home. The most common causes of home fires result from cooking, heating, electrical malfunction, smoking materials and candles.

Fire Hazards

  • Cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries
  • Smoking is a leading cause of civilian home fire deaths.
  • Heating is the second leading cause of home fires, fire deaths and fire injuries.
  • Electrical failures or malfunctions are factors in roughly 50,000 reported fires each year.
  • About 60% of home fire deaths result from fires in homes/buildings with no functioning smoke alarms.

Find out more information and get fire safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association.


For further information, please contact:

Public Safety and Transportation
Levermore Hall, Suite 113
p – 516.877.3500 or dial "5" from any on-campus phone

Regular Office Hours
Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

After hours calls will be received by the 24-hour Public Safety Command Center in Levermore Hall, Suite 113.

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