National Campus Fire Safety Month brings together schools and communities to teach college students about fire safety. This September, the initiative turns 13.
Every September, education programs are held across the country to teach students about their role in fire safety – how to choose fire-safe housing, whether it is on- or off-campus; how to prevent a fire and what to do if one does break out.
These skills are not only for the time they are in school, but are lessons for life. Knowing about sprinkler systems, smoke alarms, two ways out, cooking safety – all of these will be important to know long after they leave college.
As more schools and communities work to make students and parents aware of the importance of college fire safety, there has been a significant drop in campus fire deaths. In 2016, there were no fire deaths during the academic year, a first since the year 2000.
Watch the video below to learn more from Ed Comeau, creator of Campus Firewatch.
Want more? Look for Ed’s article in the July/August 2017 issue of Sprinkler Age, coming soon!