Skip to Content

Environmental Health and Safety

Fire Safety

Learn about fires, fire safety and prevention tips and find out how to access training or permitting for hot work that's part of maintenance or construction operations.


Dorm Fire Demonstration

During National Fire Prevention Week, we built a model dorm room in front of the Russell House and burned it to show how fire hazards can quickly turn deadly. The fully-equipped room included a bed, dresser and other furniture along with several common fire hazards. 

Students had the chance to search for and identify the fire hazards before Columbia firefighters set the room on fire. The room was completely engulfed in just over one minute.

Watch the 360° video and use your mouse to move around the scene to experience the fire, from ignition to being extinguished.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.