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Fire Prevention Week - College Fire Safety

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

During Fire Prevention Week, our SERVPRO of Hampton North team would like to share some important information to ensure our college attendees are staying safe in case of an emergency. First, get the facts:

  • According to the National Fire Protection Association, Fires in dorms are more common during the evening hours of 5-11pm and on weekends.
  • Roughly 6 out of 7 fires in dorms are started by cooking.

Here are some safety tips that college students should consider:

  • Check your school’s rules before using electrical appliances in your room.
  • If you live in a dormitory, make sure your sleeping room has a smoke alarm, or your dormitory suite has a smoke alarm in each living area as well as the sleeping room.
  • If you live in an apartment or house, make sure smoke alarms are installed in each sleeping room, outside every sleeping area, and on each level of the apartment unit or house.
  • Always test smoke alarms monthly
  • Always keep batteries handy and never remove betteris without replacing them
  • Learn your building’s evacuation plan and practice all drills
  • Have a fire escape plan with two ways out of every room
  • If you live off campus in an apartment, always stay in the kitchen when cooking
  • Do not start cooking if you are feeling sleepy, always stay alert

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