Welcome to the Live Safe Tips Section!
The Live Safe Foundation is working closely with several “Partners in Prevention” committed to Campus Safe Living to provide you quality training & education.
These monthly tips and themes are great reminders for your students, their parents, and staff on an annual basis.
Spread the Word!
The complimentary “SafeT-eTip” campaign was made available electronically each month.
We encourage you to Spread the Word!
Please share these important safety tips with your campus faculty, staff and students. Each campaign has been professionally designed and suitable for printing and posting in visible locations on campus. Your campus newspaper makes an excellent distribution resource as these publications are always looking for “Public Service Announcements” and related information to benefit students safety.
Our goal is that this monthly information be helpful, useful, and written with relevant safety tips you can institute onto your campus. Passing along fire safety tips is the key to our mission: We want everyone to Live Safe!
We hope you find this resource helpful to your mission of keeping your campus safe.
Education is the key to prevention!
2013-8. August 2013: Eliminating Cooking Fires on Campus
At the 10th Anniversary Campus Fire Safety, Security & Risk Management Professional Development Conference & Expo, the Live Safe Foundation joined forces with Campus Fire Safety to host and moderate a 1-hour breakout panel session entitled “Permanent Solutions for Fires and Nuisance Alarms on Electric Ranges and Microwaves Ovens”
2013-7. July 2013: Fireworks Safety Month: Keep it Safe to Prevent Injuries
Fireworks are a traditional part of many 4th of July celebrations. For some, the holiday just isn’t complete without sparklers and a chorus of “ooohs” and “aahhs” when it finally gets dark and the big show begins. But, all the fun and celebrating ends quickly when careless and inappropriate use of fireworks results in injury.
2013-6. June 2013: Appliance Safety and Inspection
Remember - safety first when buying new appliances for your campus! Many appliance products can become fire hazards if not properly installed, used and maintained. It’s important to keep appliances in good working order to avoid maintenance related problems and part failures. Appliances should be professionally inspected to ensure safety.
2013-5. May 2013: SMART Objectives
Take control of fire safety on your campus by writing a SMART objective plan. SMART is an acronym for: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results Oriented, and Time Bound. It’s important to plan SMART objectives for your campus fire safety program can help prevent fires.
2013-4. April 2013: Effective Emergency Communcation
Effective emergency communication to large groups in communities with college or institutional campuses is an ongoing challenge and vital for safety. While there is a need to focus on various forms of technology and how to use them for mass communication in time of crises, disseminating basic messages are an effective platform. Most campuses now rely on technology infrastructure for pandemic events such as wildfires and riots. There will be a full complement of radio, television, print as well as email and text messaging options to communicate to our population. Campus buildings will have emergency communication systems such as fire alarms and other voice based warning systems that work in synchronization with fire alarms, to convey appropriate instructions to building occupants. During hurricanes and earthquakes these forms of communication will most likely not be available. Mass communication will have to revert to a low-tech means of communication.
2013-3. March 2013: Reduce Fire Risks
Housing fires involving college students are an unfortunate fact that must be addressed. The grim statistics demonstrate that the risk of tragic fire events is persistent and significant. Maximizing student fire safety is thus an imperative, both to save lives and to reduce university liability on and off-campus.
2013-2. February 2013: Inspect your Fire-Safety Equipment
Now is the time to review your school’s safety-inspection calendar. It’s important for students, staff and facility managers to identify existing fire and safety hazards (like extension cords, electronics, storage) and to determine if safety equipment is operational. You should also be aware of how to correct deficiencies.
2012-09. September 2012: Learn To Cook Safe - Campus Fire Safety Month
Each year across the United States, college students, university students, administrators and staff experience an increasing number of fire-related emergencies, particularly involving unattended cooking. According to the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM), fire fighters respond to fires in college dormitories four times a day, and numerous fires go unreported.
COLLEGE FIRE SAFETY TIPS
Fire Safety Tips in Student Housing – Tips & Resources
Every year, we hear tragic stories of fires in student housing. This post provides some resources, tips and information to help you to prevent a fire from affecting your life and the lives of those around you in your student housing community.
- Each year there is an estimated 1,300 fires in dormitories.
- Dollar loss and fatalities per dormitory fire are one-third of the national average.
- Dormitory fires occur most often when the school is in session.
- 33% of dormitory fires are the result of arson, which is more than twice that of arson fires in residential structures.
- Most injuries (56%) from dormitory fires are incurred while the victim attempts to suppress the blaze.
- Smoke alarms operated in 79% of dormitory fires, twice the number as in residences. Alarms were present in 93% of dormitory fires. 7% there was no warning of an alarm!
Here are some tips from the National Association of Safety Engineers. These can also be found in the following printable PDF document: Campus Fire Safety Tips
Fire Safety Statistics
- In more than 50 percent of adult fire fatalities, victims were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the fire.*
- Smoke inhalation accounts for the majority of deaths in home fires. **
- Extinguish candles and incense when leaving the room.
- Keep combustible materials such as clothes, curtains, books, etc. at least three feet away from heaters.
- Check smoke alarms regularly.
- Change smoke alarm batteries every quarter.
- Develop and practice your fire escape plans with your roommates.
- Set-up a post-fire meeting place for you and your roommates.
Residence Hall Fire Safety Tips
- Keep microwave ovens, hot plates and other cooking appliances out of unapproved areas.
- Know where the exits are located.
- Do not ignore alarms or drills.
- Do not put aluminum foil in the microwave.
Resources from the American Society of Safety Engineers:
Article on Campus Fires from Health News Digest:
We want everyone to LIVE SAFE!