If you're like me, you're amazed at the thought that it's now September! And for most of us, that meant passing up a day at the beach and spending the past weekend moving into dorms and off-campus housing.
Being back with friends and enjoying the first few carefree days at college is definitely an exciting time, but it's also an important time to consider fire safety, especially when it comes to where you live.
According to the Center for Campus Fire Safety, September and October are peak months for campus fires. So each week during these months, I'll be writing about a different safety tip that I hope you consider, and share with your friends.
So, as the first few days of school kick off, take stock of your surroundings and pledge to take part in your own campaign to pay attention to fire safety. Need a little help starting out? NFPA has a great checklist that's easy to download. Take it with you as you inspect your dorm room or off-campus living quarters. As you check things off the list, take pride knowing you're making a difference for yourself and for those who live with you.
Good luck with school, and stay tuned for more ways to make your year a healthy, happy and very safe one.