Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tips

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.

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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!

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. **

Safety Tips:

Off-Campus/Greek Housing

  • 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:

http://www.asse.org/newsroom/safetytips/campusfiretips.php

Article on Campus Fires from Health News Digest:

http://www.healthnewsdigest.com/news/Safety_310/College_Fire_Safety_Tips_printer.shtml

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