Campus & Residence Hall Fire Safety Training Oct. 10

You could be the lucky winner of an Apple iPad. For a chance to do so, participate in Environmental Health & Safety’s fire extinguisher training being conducted Wednesday, October 10 during the hours of 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the south side of the Marshall Student Center (Bulls Plaza area). In addition to fire extinguisher training, you’ll be provided with campus and dorm fire safety awareness tips. After the training, you’ll be able to register to win an iPad.

The 2012 National Fire Prevention Week campaign begins Monday, October 8 and runs through Friday, October 12. The campaign theme is "Have 2 Ways Out". The President of the United States has signed a proclamation designating a national observance during the second week in October 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 dorm fire safety awareness tips on Wednesday, October 10 during the hours of 10 am - 1 pm on the south side of the Marshall Student Center. Stop by anytime for a demonstration. Participation in this campaign is an important awareness step that may save your life and that of someone you love.    

The USF 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 and know the location of their exits. Knowing how to stay safe during the school year is very important and often overlooked. For Campus & Residence Hall Safety Tips, click here.
Some fire facts show that fires in dormitories, fraternities, and sororities are more common during the evening hours, between 5–11 pm, and on weekends. The National Fire Protection Association suggests that one-third of American households thought they would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become life-threatening. The time available is often much less. And only 8% said their first thought on hearing a smoke alarm would be to get out! 

We hope you will join us!

Environmental Health & Safety