Campus and Residence Hall Fire Safety Training Oct. 12

The 2011 National Fire Prevention Week campaign begins Monday, October 9th and runs through Friday, October 14th. The campaign theme is “Protect your family from fire." The President of the United States has signed a proclamation designating a national observance during that week every year since 1925.

 

Join Environmental Health and Safety, in conjunction with the Office of the State Fire Marshal, as we conduct fire extinguisher training and provide campus and residence hall fire safety tips on Wednesday, Oct. 12  from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the south side of the Marshall Center. Participation in this campaign is an important awareness step that may save your life and that of someone you love.   

 

USF's Division of Environmental Health and Safety provides education on fire prevention and educates the University community on how to respond in the event of a fire. College students living away from home should take a few minutes to make sure they are living in a fire-safe environment. Knowing how to stay safe during the school year is very important and often overlooked.

 

Some fire facts show that fires in residence halls, fraternities and sororities are more common during the evening hours, between 5 – 11 p.m., as well as on Saturdays and Sundays. In 2004–2008 U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 3,800 structure fires in residence halls, fraternities, and sororities. For Campus & Residence Hall Safety Tips, click here.

 

We hope you will join us!

 

Division of Environmental Health & Safety