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THIS IS CAMPUS FIRE SAFETY MONTH IN ILLINOIS. 

 

MANY STUDENTS HAVEN’T RECEIVED FIRE SAFETY EDUCATION SINCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL…AND MAY NEED A FEW REMINDERS AS THEY HEAD OUT ON THEIR OWN SAYS STATE FIRE MARSHAL SPOKESPERSON J-C FULTZ. STUDENTS IN DORMS ARE URGED NOT TO OVERLOAD ELECTRICAL OUTLETS…AND THOSE IN AN APARTMENT SHOULD TEST THEIR SMOKE ALARMS.

 

 

FULTZ ALSO SAYS STUDENTS SHOULD NEVER LEAVE CANDLES OR COOKING UNATTENDED…AND THOSE OFF-CAMPUS SHOULD HAVE AN ESCAPE PLAN IN CASE OF A FIRE.

 

 

ACCORDING TO “CAMPUS FIREWATCH”, 85 PERCENT OF COLLEGE RELATED FIRE FATALITIES HAVE HAPPENED IN OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING.

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