Fire Safety is something most of us do not think enough about
Every year fire departments across the nation respond to thousands of nuisance alarms on college campuses. The primary cause of nuisance alarms is unattended cooking. Everyone leads a very busy lifestyle and with advances in technology we sometimes forget we need to stay aware of our cooking habits. When cooking on the stove or in the microwave never leave the area. If a fire does start on the stove place a lid over the pot, and turn off the burner. If in the microwave turn off the power and leave the door closed. These simple tips will insure your safety and help reduce the number of nuisance alarms.
Below is a short video that addresses the issue of off campus fires. Since 2000, 73% of all fires related to college campuses happen in off campus housing.