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Fire Prevention Week

October is National Fire Prevention Month. Historically, this month marks the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 that burnt out of control for several days and killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless and destroyed more than 17,000 buildings.

This year’s FPW campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate people about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire––and how to escape safely in the event of one:

Look for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.

Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet.

Learn two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.

To acknowledge National Fire Prevention Month and to continue to educate the University community regarding fire prevention, UD will be hosting the following opportunities:

 Live Fire Extinguisher Training

On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, students can gain first hand experience on how to properly use a fire extinguisher to put out a live fire. Students can also learn about the various type of fire extinguishers and the types of fires they put out. Please see the event details listed below. 

This event is considered an Engagement Opportunity for students.  Therefore, students can accumulate Path (Points Accumulated Toward Housing) credit by attending thid event.  These points can help to determine priority in attaining a student’s desired housing.



Safety street fair & smokeout 

On October 16, 2018 from 5-8pm, Environmental Health & Safety will be hosting a Safety Street Fair & Smokeout. Activities will include a live demonstration smoke-out where students can learn first hand about the dangers of fire and how to protect themselves, ask questions, check out new technologies used by the fire department and go through a building filled with simulated smoke.  Please see the event details listed below.

These events are considered Engagement Opportunities for students.  Therefore, students can accumulate Path (Points Accumulated Toward Housing) credit by attending these event. 



After the fire Presentation 

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 7-8pm, the Environmental Health and Safety Department is hosting a presentation/talk on the effects of fires on college campuses.  It is a real life dipiction a two students who were burned in a dormatory fire. This presentation has been commended for being instrumental in the lives of college students, mainly in-coming freshman because they are sometimes naive or feel indestructable to tragedy. 



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