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Your Source for SAFETY Information
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Candle Care
Burn candles only if the school
permits their use. A candle is
an open ame and should be
placed away from anything that
can burn. Never leave a candle
unattended. Blow it out when you
leave the room or go to sleep.
College students living away from home should take a few minutes
to make sure they are living in a fire-safe environment. Educating
students on what they can do to stay safe during the school year is
important and often overlooked.
College students living away from home should take a few minutes
to make sure they are living in a fire-safe environment. Educating
students on what they can do to stay safe during the school year is
important and often overlooked.
SAFETY TIPS
KKK Look for fully sprinklered housing when choosing a dorm or off-campus housing.
KKK Make sure you can hear the building alarm system when you are in your dorm room.
If you smoke, smoke outside and only
where it is permitted, Use sturdy, deep, non-
tip ashtrays. Don’t smoke in bed or when
you’ve been drinking or are drowsy.
Smoking Sense
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FACT
Fires in dormitories are more
common during the evening
hours, between 5–11 pm,
and on weekends.
Roughly six out
of seven fires in
dormitories are
started by cooking.
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KKK If you live in a dormitory, make sure your sleeping room has
a smoke alarm, or your dormitory suite has a smoke alarm in
each living area as well as the sleeping room. For the best
protection, all smoke alarms in the dormitory suite should
be interconnected so that when one sounds, they all sound.
KKK If you live in an apartment or house, make sure smoke
alarms are installed in each sleeping room,
outside every sleeping area, and on each level
of the apartment unit or house. For the best
protection, all smoke alarms in the apartment
unit or house should be interconnected so that
when one sounds, they all sound.
KKK Test all smoke alarms at least monthly.
KKK Never remove batteries or disable the alarm.
KKK Learn your building’s evacuation plan and practice
all drills as if they were the real thing.
KKK If you live off campus, have a fire escape plan with two ways
out of every room.
KKK When the smoke alarm or fire alarm sounds, get out of the
building quickly and stay out.
KKK Stay in the kitchen when cooking.
KKK Cook only when you are alert, not sleepy or drowsy
from medicine or alcohol.
KKK Check with your local fire department for any restrictions
before using a barbeque grill, fire pit, or chimenea.
KKK Check your school’s rules before using electrical appliances
in your room.
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