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College campus experience needs to include fire safety

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Aug 11, 2014

 

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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