LogoJoin Dormitory Fire Marshalls and Greek Leaders for a morning of intense fire safety education.

  • Learn to use fire extinguishers.
  • Witness live fire in sprinkler protected and un-protected “dorm rooms”.
  • Escape from a smoke filled building.
  • Learn to survive your next night out!

Experience all this and more at the 19th Fire Factor Academy, September 27, at Illinois Fire Service Institute.

The Office of the State Fire Marshall will issue a proclamation declaring September “Campus Fire Safety Month”, and will present the “Look Up — Pay It Forward” campaign. You’ll have an opportunity, after the Academy, to join them in distributing smoke detectors to off-campus housing.

Click here to find out more! Sorry, registration is closed.

SideBySideBurn Come visit Fire Factor at Engineering Open House, March 14, at the center of the Bardeen Quad. Look for our booth near the Society of Women Engineers’ side-by-side dorm room fire demonstration. We’ll have posters, giveaways for your residence fire safety activities, and information about how to comply with ODOS Greek Housing requirements. Since there will be no regular academy this Spring, this is your only chance to see the fire demonstration!
Fire demonstrations are at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00. See you there!

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Don’t miss this unique opportunity — Fire Factor Academy, September 17, 4:00-7:30 — seats still available! This special event features the dramatic movie “After The Fire”; a true story of courage, cowardice, and the search for justice, presented by survivors Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simons who were severely burned in a dormitory arson fire at Seton Hall University. Go to the Academy tab to start your registration.

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Fire Factor
returns to the Illinois Fire Service Institute. Take the online course after you register, then attend the hands-on training event April 6, 2013, at IFSI. You’ll get all the tools you need to live fire safe and to share your knowledge with your friends and housemates!
The event is over. Look for photos soon.

A documentary film about the deadly fire that took 97 lives and injured more than 200, will premiere February 20, 2013. Visit the film site at: The-Station-Logosmallclick

Also, NFPA interviews Robert Feeney, a survivor who lost his fiancee in the fire. Feeney dealt with his loss and injuries by joining the Phoenix Society, and became an advocate for fire sprinklers in homes and public places. A transcript of the interview, more about Feeney’s advocacy, and links to reports on the Station and more recent club fires is at NFPA Journal.

We’ve added a new resource to the Links and Videos pages.

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Founded after the 1998 death of Michael Minger in an arson fire at Murray State University in Kentucky, the Foundation’s mission is to raise the awareness and standards of campus fire safety for all students, with a special focus on students with disabilities.
You’ll find some great material for your fire safety program at their website.
And check out the “9 Fires Documentary” on the Minger Foundation site or on our Videos page.

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Sorry for the prolonged absence. We left the website down to eliminate some nasties that were lurking in our code (no harm to users, thankfully).
We’re still tweaking some pages, working on updates, and have some new content planned. Currently, Photos are limited to archives, and not all Videos are working. These will be back soon.

It’s Thanksgiving — check out the updated turkey post, below.
Enjoy and share your feedback.

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U of I October 6, 2012.
Our first academy with online learning offered complete information about living fire safe. Participants took the new interactive online course, then attended the hands-on event to get the tools needed to take it back home to their friends and house mates! Registration is closed — thanks!

Fire Factor 15 LogoSixty-four attended the Spring Academy, April 14 at Hendrick House in Urbana. We all had a great day of fire safety activities despite the rain!
Thanks to all who attended, and to all the instructors and staff; and a special thanks to Hendrick House!

Still from Video Check the video tab for a new video from www.firesprinklerinitiative.org, an NFPA website. You’ll find more videos on our page, including the Christmas Tree video. The Fire Factor team wishes you a safe and happy holiday!