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Sunday, January 20, 2019


Introducing the Live Safe Research Library – here you will find a collection of white papers, case studies, publications and resources for corporate and institutional policy makers, college and university administrators, fire safety professionals, scholars, educators, residential homeowners and businesses.

Our selection is provided below, so please stay tuned for an accompanying series of White Papers, as well as other resources.

White Paper Series #1: Doc. #2010-15- Released October 2010  

“College and University Risk of Legal Liability Associated with Student Housing Fires” 

Readers may freely distribute, republish, or link to this white paper, but only in its complete form, including all copyright notices, attributions, links, and acknowledgements of Live Safe™ and other organizations mentioned herein.

Dear friends and safety advocates,

The Live Safe Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the “LS White Paper Campaign” an ongoing series of reports on institutional risk and specific actions to reduce fire risks and liability. Our newly released white paper “College and University Risk of Legal Liability Associated with Student Housing Fires” is attached for your further distribution. The report is a much-needed analysis of the fire-safety risks faced by universities, and how to systematically minimize those risks and the related liability through preparedness and education. This free white paper is a valuable tool for college administrators responsible for implementing and managing fire-safety programs.

Our team of subject-matter experts has gone to great lengths in producing this material.  The white paper specifically explores the risk of liability associated with student housing fires, and university “duties” regarding fire safety; it explains four specific actions to reduce university fire-related liability and concludes with 6 ways colleges benefit from training students in fire safety.

Through the white paper campaign, Live Safe will spearhead efforts to improve institutional fire-safety policy, act as a conduit for policy development, and strive to provide institutions with access to liability-and-policy-related information and guidance.  Our objective is to ensure the implementation of useful, effective (risk-reducing) fire-safety policy on a broad basis.

I hope you enjoy this thought-provoking report.  We see it as an important part of the ongoing conversation about how to accomplish real fire safety at America ’s Universities and Colleges.

Download this Live Safe Foundation White Paper and Learn:

  • The nature of university liability for student housing fires
  • Universities’ “duties” regarding fire safety
  • Four specific actions to reduce fire-related liability
  • Six ways colleges benefit from training students in fire safety

We look forward to producing more of Live Safe’s useful white papers in the months ahead, and hope you will benefit by having access to this material.

Jill Marcinick, Board Chair

The Live Safe Foundation

White Paper Series #2: Doc. #2012-11 – Released July 2012

Preparing for the Big Disaster – Communication elements that render an institution well prepared to manage events during a disaster.

Given its inaugural success, the Em2 Roundtable will continue to meet regularly to discuss pressing issues emergency-management professionals face today, which presently lack clear or consensus solutions. By carefully identifying problems and solutions the Roundtable aims to co-develop a valuable series of white papers for the emergency-management community.

The March 2012 Em2 Roundtable participants thoughtfully clarified the topics discussed in this white paper.

To continue this dialog, Em2 and Live Safe invite you to take our Emergency Communication “Quick Survey” and help us learn more about this topic through your responses.

Click here to take our Emergency Communication “Quick Survey”!

Thanks to corporate partners Pioneering TechnologyRJA GroupNIFAST,Campus Safety Expo and the Fire Code Academy for their participation and support for the project. We are also grateful to the participating and contributing Emergency Management Experts from the following universities and organizations: University of UtahKansas State UniversityIndiana UniversityOregon State University, and Ohio University.

Contacts:  For more information about the Em2 Exchange Roundtable series, emergency communication, please direct all inquiries and acknowledgments to David Speaker, Event Moderator, via email

Emergency Management Exchange: Review of Panel Forum, April 2013



At the 10th Anniversary Campus Fire Safety, Security & Risk Management Professional Development Conference & Expo the Live Safe Foundation joined forces with Campus Fire Safety to host and moderate a 1-­hour breakout panel session entitled “Permanent Solutions for Fires and Nuisance Alarms on Electric Ranges and Microwaves Oven” on the topic of engineered solutions for fire safety and fire risks, especially cooking fire prevention.

The panel discussion was designed to deliver a multi-perspective understanding of the dramatic and permanent fire solutions now being widely implemented in campus-related kitchens across the country. Well-credentialed panelists from insurance, university, and fire-protection discussed the scope of the problem and the impact of kitchen fires on schools and the surrounding community. Each panelist brought something distinct and different to the session as they shared their unique take on the value and success of engineered solutions for kitchen fires.


Real Solutions for Commercial Kitchen Grease-Related Hazards, June 2013

Safety Shield White Paper (7-1-13)-1Rapid grease build-up is a hallmark of commercial kitchen hood and exhaust systems. Until very recently it’s been all but unavoidable, and even today remains a serious management and safety problem. The free flow of unfiltered grease effluent into the hood-exhaust system creates an unsightly and dangerous mess inside and outside the system, and creates environmental pollution problems. The grease effluent adheres to and builds on all system parts, including the building exterior and ancillary equipment. Accumulated grease is a fuel source posing a significant risk of fire.

Review of Panel Forum, March 2014

Safety Shield White Paper (7-1-13)-1At the 11th Annual Campus Fire Safety, Security & Risk Management Professional Development Conference & Expo the Live Safe Foundation joined forces with Campus Fire Safety to host and moderate its second 1-hour breakout panel session entitled “Cooking Safely on Campus – Your Cookbook for Safety” exploring the topic education strategies for permanently reducing or eliminating fire incidents in campus-related kitchens and dorm rooms across the country, and especially education regarding the implementation of engineered solutions that prevent cooking fires.



White Paper Series #3: Released October 2015

Experiencing Leadership in the Workplace – White Paper Release (10-4-15)

Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 8.35.29 AMExperiencing Leadership in the Workplace – A Female Perspective on Realizing the Potential — A Study on Women Charting a Course in Leadership
White Paper © Probizwriters, LLC and Live Safe Foundation, October 2015




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