Campus Fire Safety

With new opportunities come new responsibilities. We have added new shareable graphics focused around educating campus students on the importance of fire safety. You can schedule and share these graphics to parents/guardians on Neighbors to raise awareness for campus fire safety.

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Campus Cooking Precautions

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Sample message:

"Cooking is the cause of 85% of university housing fires. Please share this post to raise awareness to college students about the seriousness around kitchen fires and how to prevent them.

• Never leave the kitchen unattended.
• Cook only where it’s permitted.
• If a fire starts in a microwave, keep the door closed and unplug the unit.
• Never throw hot grease in the garbage, let it cool before disposing.
• If a fire starts in a microwave, keep the door closed and unplug the unit.
• Avoid cooking if you’re sleepy or have consumed alcohol
"

Source: FEMA


Never Overload a Power Strip!

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Sample message:

"Every power strip has a load capacity, which means it can only move so much power through its circuits at any given time. Overloading the strip can cause a fire to start. Please keep this in mind when setting up your work station in your dorm or off campus housing."

Source: FEMA


Nunca Sobrecargue una Regleta de Enchufes

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Sample message:

"Sobrecargar la tira de enchufes puede provocar un incendio. Tenga esto en cuenta cuando configure su estación de trabajo en su dormitorio dentro o fuera de su Universidad o lugar de estudios."

Source: FEMA


Fire Sprinkler System Safety Tips

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Sample message:

"Going to college is an exciting time for students and their parents. Living in a new “home away from home” not only gives young adults more freedom to make their own choices, but it also provides them an increased level of personal responsibility while at school. When it comes to on- and off-campus housing, it’s important for students and parents to ensure their automatic fire sprinkler system is up to date.

Fire sprinkler systems offer the greatest level of fire safety because they control the fire immediately in the room of origin, help limit the spread of fire, and often extinguish it before the fire department arrives.
"

Source: FEMA


Smoking Causes Fires

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Sample message:

"The [Agency Name] wants to remind college students the importance of not smoking in their homes/dorms. Smoke outside. Many things in your home can catch on fire if they touch something hot like a cigarette or ashes. It’s always safer to smoke outside."

Source: FEMA


Plan your Escape: Campus Guide Edition!

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Sample message:

"Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Parents please share with your children the importance of planning their escape if there’s a fire.

• Identify two ways out of every room.
• Ensure that all windows and doors open easily.
• Keep escape routes clear of clutter.
• Establish an outside meeting place.
"

Source: FEMA


Candle Fires are Preventable!

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Sample message:

"Parents, as we send our kids back to college, please take a moment to educate them on the importance of fire safety.

• Make sure candles are in sturdy holders and put out after each use.
• Never leave a burning candle unattended.
• Always use a flashlight — not a candle — for emergency lighting.
• Keep candles at least 12 inches from anything that can burn.
• Use flameless candles, which are both safe and attractive
"

Source: FEMA


When in Doubt, Call it Out!

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Sample message:

"With new opportunities come new responsibilities. Please report all suspicious burning to your school officials.

#BetterSafeThenSorry
"

Source: FEMA


 

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