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Prevent Cooking Fires In College Housing

Whether your child is moving into an old, off-campus house or a crowded dorm — CookStop™ can help keep him or her safe. Many students haven't received any fire safety training since grade school, and college is the first time that many young adults have to fend for themselves. Our amazing fire prevention device helps eliminate dorm cooking accidents.

College Student

The Kitchen Can Be a Common Area for Fire Hazards

According to the annual average that was taken by the National Fire Protection Association from 2011 to 2015, most fires that occurred in student housing started in the kitchen or cooking area. "Approximately 7 in 10 (72%) of fires in these properties began in the kitchen or cooking area, accounting for 44% of civilian injuries and 14% of direct property damage.."

Mention the words "unattended cooking fire," "stove top fire," or "stove left on when no one was home," and virtually every campus fire marshal will nod knowingly and with concern. You wouldn't believe how many times campus fire marshals have been in an apartment with no one home and found the stove burners on high. Students living away from home for the first time, their lack of sleep during finals, and frequent distractions all contribute to a dangerous risk of unattended cooking fires.

• CookStop continuously checks for movement in the kitchen.

• If the person leaves the room or falls asleep while cooking, CookStop shuts the stove off.

• While CookStop can be configured for many different levels of security, it is functional upon installation, immediately reducing the chances of an accident.

CookStop was designed with college housing facilities in mind. A study break during an all-nighter or a case of the munchies after a night of partying can become dangerous. Managers can implement cooking permissions for these situations, helping to prevent cooking fires. With CookStop, cooking can be restricted to certain hours, students are required to stay near the stove while cooking, and they may need to ask to check out a secure key from the RA for cooking after hours.

CookStop can help reduce the risk of unattended Cooking fires!