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College campus dorms and off-campus housing will soon be filled with students embarking on their !http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a73dffd71c970d-320wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a73dffd71c970d-320wi|alt=Campussafety|style=margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;|title=Campussafety|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a73dffd71c970d img-responsive!first college experience or returning from summer break. Along with getting acclimated to a new class schedule, social activities, and the campus culture, it’s important for students to know what to do in case of emergency. They can start by taking a few minutes to make sure they are living in a fire-safe environment, following NFPA safety tips.
• Make sure the dormitory or apartment has smoke alarms inside each bedroom, outside every sleeping area and on each level.
• Test all smoke alarms at least monthly.
• Learn the building’s evacuation plan and practice all drills as if they were the real thing.
NFPA’s updated College Campus Fire Safety tips sheet and campus and dorm fires safety page have additional advice for keeping students safe from fire.


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!http://i.zemanta.com/291168803_80_80.jpg|src=http://i.zemanta.com/291168803_80_80.jpg|alt=|style=margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; width: 80px; display: block; max-width: 100%;!Fire department shares tips for reaching residents with smoke alarms

 

!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a3fd4100f6970b-120wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a3fd4100f6970b-120wi|alt=SMOKE ALARM GUIDE COVER SHOT|style=margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;|title=SMOKE ALARM GUIDE COVER SHOT|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a3fd4100f6970b img-responsive!The Seattle Fire Department finds that door-to-door canvassing is one of the best ways to reach residents who need smoke alarms installed. William Mace, Seattle Fire Department Education and Outreach Coordinator says that canvassing helps to build trust in the community and allows firefighters to hear directly from residents.


 

You can read more about steps the Seattle Fire Department takes to ensure effective canvassing in Planning and Implementing a Successful Smoke Alarm Installation Program. In addition, NFPA’s smoke alarm page includes safety tip sheets, statistics, videos, and other information about smoke alarms.


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