Fire & Life Safety

Building and design strategies and equipment that protect schools and universities from fire and other catastrophes.



School bus crash in New York state kills 2 adults; 40 injured

Sept. 22, 2023
The bus was taking students from a Long Island high school to a band camp in Pennsylvania.
Bobbys Run

Mold discovery disrupts classes at 2 schools in the Lumberton Township (New Jersey) district

Sept. 21, 2023
Lumberton Middle School students have been switched to remote learning, and students at Bobby's Run School will be moved to sections of the middle school unaffected by the mold...
Temple University
JoAnne Eppps

Acting president at Temple University dies after becoming ill on stage

Sept. 21, 2023
JoAnne Epps collapsed at a memorial service where she was scheduled to deliver remarks.
Fisher Lafitte

Two years after hurricane damage closed Louisiana school, community waits to see if a rebuild will be approved

Sept. 11, 2023
Students from Fisher Middle-High in Lafitte have been moved to other campuses while the Jefferson Parish district waits to see whether federal funds will pay for reconstruction...
Florida Atlantic University
fau Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute

Florida Atlantic University temporarily closes $35 million building that opened in November on Jupiter campus

Aug. 31, 2023
University officials closed the Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute after problems surfaced with its control systems.


Asu Green

eBook: Green Schools Digest

Jan. 1, 2023
Learn the leading sustainability strategies being employed by education facilities across the U.S.
Park Crossing High

Fire damages high school in Montgomery, Alabama

Aug. 15, 2023
Park Crossing High School will be closed to in-person instruction while officials assess the damage on the campus.
Winter Hill

Somerville (Massachusetts) district closes preK-8 campus because of asbestos exposure

Aug. 9, 2023
Officials say a consultant reported finding asbestos in the Winter Hill Community Innovation School.
Bentley Alligator

Alligator found on sidewalk outside elementary school in Richmond, Texas

July 27, 2023
Officials say the 5-foot long gator apparently came from a construction site next to Bentley Elementary School.
Pine Richland

Construction worker dies after falling from roof of Pennsylvania high school

July 17, 2023
The victim fell through a hole that had been cut out for HVAC equipment at Pine-Richland High School in Gibsonia.