Sunday, September 2, 2012
CAMPUS FIRE SAFETY MONTH - DAY 2
Since 2000, at least 155 people have died in campus-related fires across the nation. Most of those deaths (over 85% of them) occurred in off-campus occupancies.
Common factors in a number of these fires include:
• Lack of automatic fire sprinklers
• Missing or disabled smoke alarms
• Careless disposal of smoking materials
• Impaired judgment from alcohol consumption
• Upholstered couches and furniture on porches and decks
September has been declared "Campus Fire Safety Month" across the nation to raise awareness of college campus fires and to provide students, parents, and school administrators with tools and information to prevent campus-related fires, injuries, and fatalities.
I will be discussing some of those prevention strategies and information on this web log. Please check in frequently during September to get some great information and ideas on how to keep our college students safer during Campus Fire Safety Month.
Take care, and stay safe!