NFPA offers free tips on fire safety in off-campus housing in wake of fatal Maine blaze

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Nov 2, 2014

NFPA off campus fire safety tipsIt’s being called the worst fire in Maine in 30 years. Five young adults are dead and one person suffered serious burn injuries following a fire at an apartment building near the University of Southern Maine in Portland. The fire was reported early Saturday morning in the two-family apartment house, according to a report in the Press Herald

State police tell WMTW-TV that none of the victims were students from the University of Southern Maine, although the school confirms that some students did live in the two-unit building. 

NFPA offers a free fire safety checklist for students who live in off-campus housing. The checklist includes tips on the installation of smoke alarms, escape planning, as well as cooking and and candle safety.