What is Campus Fire Safety Month?
It is a nationwide effort to raise fire and life safety awareness on campus. September is designated as“Campus Fire Safety Month.” August and September are typically the worst time of year for fatal campus-related housing fires. Unfortunately, some students do not realize how quickly a fire can occur, and most have not received fire safety education since elementary school.
We hope through Campus Fire Safety Month that students will realize they are not invincible, that fires do happen in campus-related settings and that students should take steps to protect themselves no matter where they live.”
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“With more access to kitchens, students are making more meals or snacks using stoves and ovens, often for the first time and without proper training,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of Outreach and Advocacy for NFPA. “The campaign encourages students living on- and off-campus to know the risks and the preventative actions that can save their lives.”
According to Michael J. Swain, president of The Center for Campus Fire Safety, encouraging students to share this information with their peers will send a strong fire safety message that will be remembered going forward. “With the beginning of the school year,” he says, “The Center continues its mission to make campuses and off-campus housing safer for students. We were pleased to see there were no student deaths in the 2015-2016 school year.”
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The CFSM Network is a network of CCFS Sponsors, members, and affiliates that are dedicated to sharing information to improve fire and life safety on Campus. While the CFSM Network participates in Campus Fire Safety Month Awareness in September ... the group shares information all year long to help make a difference.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst Speaks About Campus Fire Safety
Michael J. Swain, President of The Center for Campus Fire Safety and Campus Fire Safety Officer of University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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