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To provide comprehensive environmental health and safety services for the University community to include faculty, staff and students. This will be accomplished by developing and administering effective policies and procedures that prevent personal injuries and maintain regulatory compliance.

Live Burn Video

Have you ever wondered how fast a typical dorm room will burn?
Would you be surprised if it takes less than 3 minutes?

Eastern Connecticut State University received funding from a Homeland Security-Fire Prevention and Safety Grant to construct an average dorm room, filled with typical furnishings and lit it on fire on September 21, 2006. The following video shows how fast this room burned. In addition to the live burn, there were also several other fire safety activities on this day.

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