Just because you’ve made it into college does NOT mean that you are too smart to pay attention to fire safety basics!!
For most students, the last fire safety training they received was in grade school, but with new independence comes new responsibilities. It is important that both off-campus and on-campus students understand fire risks and know the preventative measures that could save their lives
Overall, most college-related fires are due to a general lack of knowledge about fire safety and prevention (and the occasional poor decisions made from alcohol consumption)!
Do you know as much about fire safety as you should?!?
Infographic courtesy of U.S. Fire Administration
Apply these safety tips regardless of where you live, but most importantly if you are living on your own now, this means it is time to be a grown up!:
- Always have 2 ways out of each room, no matter where you are.
- Smoke alarms save lives. For the price of a pizza you can save a life, maybe yours. Get one today!
- On that note, smoke alarms can save your life only if they are working. Don’t take out batteries, don’t take them down. If your remote control needs a battery, either go buy one, or get up off the couch and change the channel!
- Cooking and drinking is as dangerous as driving while drinking
- No pizza box on top of stove, will burn if accidentally turned on. Fire spreads fast!
- Watch that butt at parties! A number of fires start after parties and drinking!
- Don’t run cords under rugs. They can fray & start a fire. Fire spreads FAST!
- Never leave a burning candle unattended. Never. What was a romantic flame can become an inferno.
- Learn how to use a fire extinguisher BEFORE the fire breaks out.