Fire Safety Training on Oct. 9

The USF Division of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind the campus community to “Prevent Kitchen Fires.” This is the theme for the 2013 National Fire Prevention Week fire safety campaign, which runs from October 6 to 11.  EH&S will be spreading the word about the dangers of kitchen fires--most of which result from unattended cooking—and teaching the USF community on how to prevent kitchen fires from starting in the first place.

According to the latest NFPA research, cooking is the leading cause of home fires. Two of every five home fires begin in the kitchen—more than any other place in the home. Cooking fires are also the leading cause of home fire-related injuries.

EH&S 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. 

Join EH&S and the Office of the State Fire Marshal as we conduct fire extinguisher training and provide campus and dorm fire safety tips on Wednesday, October 9th from 10 am – 1 pm on the south side of the Marshall Student Center.  Participation in this campaign is an important awareness step that may save your life and that of someone you love.    

For more information on how to “Prevent Kitchen Fires,” click here to view a Fire Safety Tip Sheet.

Administrative Services - Environmental Health & Safety