With fall just around the corner, thousands of post-secondary students are packing up to
move to a nearby city or across the country to pursue their studies.
almost overnight comes with certain risks and responsibilities, and college kids need to
think of safety as well as fun. Consider some safety tips to take with you as you head back to school.
Look for fully sprinklered housing when choosing a dorm or off-campus housing.
Make sure your dormitory or apartment has smoke alarms inside each bedroom, outside every sleeping area
and on each level. For the best protection, all smoke alarms should be interconnected so that when one sounds they all sound.
Test all smoke alarms at least monthly.
Never remove batteries or disable the alarm.
Learn your building’s evacuation plan and practice all drills as if they were the real thing.
If you live off campus, have a fire escape plan with two ways out of every room.
When the smoke alarm or fire alarm sounds, get out of the building quickly and stay out.
During a power outage, use a flashlight.
Cook only where it is permitted.
Stay in the kitchen when cooking.
Cook only when you are alert, not sleepy or drowsy from medicine or alcohol.
Check with your local fire department for any restrictions before using a barbeque grill, or fire pit.
Check your school’s rules before using electrical appliances in your room.
Be Safe! And Good Luck with your next life chapter!
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