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Shopping at big box storeI was shopping in the home department at one of the big box stores during the weekend and had to squeeze my cart past aisles filled with parents and their teenagers, shopping for sheets and comforters, lamps, and pillows, small appliances, and furnishings, all designed to make the dorm room or off-campus apartment comfortable.

Another items that’s essential to include on the Campus Fire Safety Imagecollege student’s packing list is fire safety information. NFPA’s College Campus Fire Safety tips sheet provides information on smoking, candle, and cooking safety, as well as escape planning, and pointers on smoke alarm safety.

The tips sheet, which can be customized with the fire department’s or organization’s name and contact information, can be downloaded, printed, and shared.

In addition, the Campus and Dorm Fires section of the NFPA website includes details about the Campus Fire Safety Sweepstakes and Contest,in which NFPA, The Center for Campus Fire Safety, the University of New Haven Fire Science Club, and Domino’s Pizza® are teaming up.

The contest starts September 1, the beginning of Campus Fire Safety Month, and is designed to promote on- and off-campus fire safety for students.

Safety Source AugustThe August issue of Safety Source, NFPA's public education enewsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you will find;  

  • New campus fire-safety page
  • Sparky video: All sketched out for Fire Prevention Week
  • Local fire departments can take the Fire Prevention Week Challenge
  • Firefighter fatalities in 2014
  • NFPA tools help with disaster preparedness

Don't miss an issue! Sign up now and be the first to get the latest information on happenings in the public education division, activities, fire statistics, trends, educational tips, Sparky the Fire Dog® and more.

 

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According to Tuscaloosa News , Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service firefighters visited homes in a neighborhood where two men died in a fire earlier this month. According to Fire Marshal Gene !http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01b7c7c086f3970b-320wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01b7c7c086f3970b-320wi|alt=Get Alarmed Tuscaloosa|style=margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;|title=Get Alarmed Tuscaloosa|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef01b7c7c086f3970b img-responsive!Holcomb (left), the deaths could have been prevented if there had been a working smoke alarm in the home.


The department has conducted “Get Alarmed, Tuscaloosa!” for 10 years, installing more than 1,300 smoke alarms and visiting close to 7,000 homes. Installations will be conducted in other Tuscaloosa neighborhoods throughout the rest of August.


 

NFPA’s Smoke Alarm Central is a complete source of smoke alarm information, a gateway to safety tips sheets, videos, reports, and a guide to installing and maintaining smoke alarms. In addition, NFPA’s community toolkit on smoke alarms includes everything public educators need to conduct a successful smoke alarm awareness campaign.


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