Since 2000 more than 164 people have died in fires at colleges and universities. Four out of five of those occur in off-campus housing.
The Alarming Truth is a short film produced as part of a national campaign to raise awareness about fire safety among college students. Funded under a Department of Homeland Security Fire Prevention and Safety grant, the film depicts a fire at an off-campus residence, and the unfortunate outcome that affects all those involved.
The video and campaign have been developed through the collaborative efforts of the Clery Center for Security On Campus, Campus Firewatch, Michael H. Minger Foundation, Rowan University, University of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Fire Department. All colleges and universities are encouraged to make use of the free video and accompanying materials produced through this campaign.