September is Campus Fire Safety Month and this year the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and The Center for Campus Fire Safety (The Center) are hosting our second annual campus fire safety campaign.
The Campus Fire Safety Month Quiz & Sweepstakes helps to raise awareness among college-aged students who live in on-and off-campus housing about the dangers of cooking fires. Students have access to kitchens and make meals using stoves, ovens or other heating appliances have the opportunity, through an interactive quiz, to recognize unsafe practices and learn appropriate ways to cook meals that will reduce the risk for injury and damage caused by fire.
“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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