Faculty Advisor

Fitzgerald, Robert W.


In Massachusetts, fraternities and sororities are exempted from the need to install automatic sprinklers that are required of all other lodging houses. This project studied the fire safety of college student housing with emphasis on the impact of automatic sprinklers on student safety, The basis of the project involved identification of the major factors that are important to a fire safety system, an evaluation of selected case studies of actual fires and a statistical analysis of the interrelated parts.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Fire Protection Engineering