Dormitory Fire at Seton Hall University Descriptive Essay by Master Researcher

Dormitory Fire at Seton Hall University
This paper provides details of the Seton Hall University dormitory fire which took place in January 2000.
# 36358 | 1,400 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 07, 2003 in Education (Higher) , Criminology (General)

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This paper covers the complete details of the Seton Hall University fire including its causes, damage, and effect it had on legislation and regulations regarding installing sprinklers or other preventative measures in college dormitories across the state of New Jersey. The paper discusses how many students did not respond immediately to the fire alarm, having become accustomed to hearing repeated false alarms in the dorm.

From the Paper:

"When a fire broke out in the Seton Hall University dormitory the students panicked. Though the fire alarms in the halls did ring most students paid them little notice. They heard the bells and still went to sleep. Apparently, they had over some time heard many false alarms as the fire alarms rang at the slightest aggravation. (APB Campus Safety and Crime APB News Inc. Jan. 19, 2000)
"The fire alarm being ignored caused the death of three students and injured at least 60. Many students panicked forgetting the drills they had been taught. They grabbed their coats or blankets and ran outdoors. One student even jumped out the window. (Chou 2000)
"The fire began in the commons area on the third floor of the six-story Boland Hall. Lisa Sepulveda, an 18-year-old student from New York City, said she saw a burned young man moaning as they fled the freshman dorm: "He looked like he had painted his entire body; it was purple and blue and orange." Two of the dead was found in the commons area; another person was found in a nearby room, and attempts to revive that victim failed, said Donald Campolo, Essex County prosecutor. (Gold 2000)"

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