Fires on college campuses endanger students, faculty, and staff, potentially causing death and injuries. They destroy valuable property and interfere with the work and studies of the college community.
Arson is the leading cause of campus fire. It is a felony and subject to disciplinary action by the college, as well as by law enforcement agencies. False alarms are also a felony. If firefighters are out on a false alarm, they may not be available to respond to real fires and save lives.