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As I looked at my calendar this morning I thought … wow, can we really be this deep into August already!? Well, for some of us, we know what the middle of the month means; waving goodbye to beach parties and saying hello to college exams. This year, as you write out a list of what you need to take to school, why not add something new to that list, something you might not have thought about before … NFPA’s Campus Fire Safety infographic!

CampusThe infographic is a great way to remind you and your friends about the importance of fire safety while living away from home. Go ahead, download it and post it to your bulletin board or keep it on your desk for quick reference.

Remember, September and October are peak months for fires in college housing so as you settle into your new "digs", please use this time to pay close attention to your surroundings and follow NFPA’s safety tips so you’ll always know how to prevent fires, check smoke alarms and prepare escape plans. You can find the infographic and all of our resources on NFPA’s campus fire safety webpages created for students and their parents.

And stay tuned right here to our Safety Source blog where we’ll highlight one post per week in September and October on specific things you can do to stay safer on campus.

This fall, make it a point to keep you and your roommates and friends safe. Got questions? Contact NFPA at to learn more.

Fundraising Installation ProgramAn essential component of a smoke alarm installation program is supplies: smoke alarms, batteries, ladders, drills, and other equipment. Many fire departments seek donations from local businesses to get the supplies they need. Planning and Implementing a Successful Smoke Alarm Installation Program has great suggestions for how to identify businesses that can help and how to approach them.

You can download the guide for free from the NFPA website and also review additional smoke alarm materials on the smoke alarm page.

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