Governor Terry McAuliffe has recognized September 2017 as Campus Fire Safety Month in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Campus Fire Safety Month is a nationwide effort to raise fire and life safety awareness on college campus. August and September are typically the worst time of year for fatal campus-related housing fires. Unfortunately, some students do not realize how quickly a fire can occur, and most have not received fire safety education since elementary school.
We hope through Campus Fire Safety Month that students, faculty and staff will realize they are not invincible, that fires do happen in campus-related settings and that they should take steps to protect themselves no matter where they live.
Did You Know? Smoking is the leading cause of fatal fire in campus housing and alcohol was involved in 76 percent of fatal campus fires.
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