Most campus-related fires occur in off-campus housing, according to statistics collected by the U.S. Fire Administration. Considering that the majority of the nation’s 20 million college students choose to live in off-campus housing, this puts a significant number of them at risk.
This is the fourth of five blogs on fire safety topics during our October observance of Fire Prevention Month.
A carbon monoxide alarm may or may not have a digital readout.
Burning wood in a fireplace. Heating a home with a gas furnace. Cooking on a gas stovetop. Grilling with charcoal. Running a combustion engine such as an automobile or generator. Drying clothes in a gas dryer. Many of us enjoy these modern conveniences, but what is the danger they all have in common? Carbon monoxide.
In 2010, U.S. fire departments responded to more than 80,000 non-fire carbon monoxide incidents. In 2008 alone nearly 200 people died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Read More
This is the third of five blogs on fire safety topics during our October observance of Fire Prevention Month.
Develop a fire escape plan and practice it with all family members.
Installing the proper safety equipment and having an emergency escape plan are two critical things that can make a difference in the event of a house fire. Make the necessary preparations now to improve the chances that your family will survive a house fire.
Develop an emergency escape plan
Create a plan that includes escape routes from each room of your home