72% of College Campus Fires Are Cooking Related

(HealthNewsDigest.com) – Dallas – Some of the biggest parental fears sending kids off to college focus on safety issues. While safety is a top priority, fear of kitchen fires probably ranks well below safety concerns about drugs, alcohol, crime and other campus issues. Guardian Safety Solutions International (GSSI) (www.guardyourkitchen.com) says college fires should move up to the top of concerns since 72 percent of college campus fires are cooking related. Cooking fires cause more than $25 million in damages to college campuses each year.

Paul Rouse, GSSI’s administrative officer, says, “There are many distractions for young adults in today’s busy world – texting, emails, friends visiting – so they start to cook a meal and forget about it. Next thing you know, a fire starts consuming the stove, curtains and other flammable material in the kitchen.

“Preventing such tragedies is the core of our “Guardian Solution,’ or range top suppression system, which can be easily installed into new or retrofitted in older student housing,” said Rouse. “By simply installing the Guardian, colleges and universities, as well as apartment owners who cater to college kids, can rest easy knowing that potential cooking fires stand no chance in a Guardian protected kitchen.”

The Guardian is designed to detect and extinguish cooking fires and at the same time prevent re-ignition. Once it detects heat at a pre-determined temperature, a signal is sent to release the extinguishing agent to suppress the fire and shut off the gas or electric supply to the stove in order to prevent reignition. The system offers:
• automatic operation
• continuous 24-hour protection
• concealed installation
• easy clean-up
“Putting the fire out quickly is imperative to minimize damage and injury to students,” Rouse said. “The Guardian system provides that speed and protection.”
For more information, contact GSSI at 800-786-2178 or visit www.guardianssi.com. Visit on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GuardianSSI and on Twitter @GuardianSSI.

About GSSI
Protecting families worldwide since 1985, Guardian Safety Solutions International Inc. is the recognized leader in developing and manufacturing residential range top fire protection systems. GSSI’s mission is to offer quality safety products that provide customers with peace of mind, while protecting lives and property.


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