Find the messaging you’ll need on college and university housing safety in updated NFPA Desk Reference

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Aug 20, 2018

Cover image of the desk reference

The newly released 2018 edition of the NFPA Educational Messages Desk Reference for the Fire Service and Fire and Life Safety Educators includes a new chapter on college and university housing with messaging addressing both on- and off-campus housing.

Sample messages:

  • Learn your building’s evacuation plan and practice all drills as if they are the real thing.
  • Keep you room key, building key, and/or access card near your bed when you sleep. Take them with you when you hear the fire alarm and leave the building.
  • Make sure carbon monoxide alarms are installed in dorm rooms, apartments, or houses to provide early warning of carbon monoxide.
  • Stay in the kitchen when cooking.

The Desk Reference is for the fire service and fire and life safety educators to use as they are designing and delivering outreach–such as lessons, programs, and presentations–and to provide a base so that messaging can be tailored to target audiences.