Each year, on-and-off campus college and university students experience hundreds of fire-related emergencies nationwide.
Here is a guide to everything you need to know about fire safety on campus!
- Cook only where it is allowed.
- Keep your cooking area clean and free of anything that can burn.
- Keep an eye on what you are cooking, especially if you are cooking at high temperatures.
- If a fire starts in a microwave, keep the door closed and unplug the unit.
- Place candles in sturdy holders.
- Never leave a burning candle unattended.
- Keep candles away from anything that can burn.
- Use safe flameless candles.
- Make sure cigarettes and ashes are out.
- Never toss hot cigarettes butts or ashes in the trash can.Use deep, wide ashtrays.
- Place ashtrays on something sturdy and hard to burn.
- After a party, check for cigarette butts, especially under cushions. Chairs and sofas catch on fire fast and burn fast.
- Don’t smoke when you have been drinking or are drowsy.
- Keep lamps, light fixtures, and light bulbs away from anything that can burn.
- Never use an extension cord with large appliances, like a refrigerator.
- Do not overload outlets.
- Use only surge protectors or power strips that have internal overload protection.
Source for Content: U.S. Fire Administration
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