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September is National Campus Fire Safety Month

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PrintCampus fire safety is an important issue across the nation. Now in its sixth year, governors across the country are signing proclamations designating September as Campus Fire Safety Month in their states and resolutions have been introduced in both the Senate and House of Representatives. Schools across the country will be holding events to educate and inform students about what they can do to help ensure they are not victims of a preventable fire.

At Stony Brook, the Division of Campus Residences and Environmental Health and Safety are co-sponsoring several on-campus events to raise awareness about fire prevention during the month of September.

Fire Prevention Day will be held on Wednesday, September 15, at the Student Activities Center Plaza from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Events include fire, hazmat, and emergency displays and demonstrations by the University Fire Marshals, SBU Emergency Management, SB Volunteer Ambulance Corp., Suffolk County Fire Rescue, and the local Fire Department, with guest appearances by Wolfie and Smokey Bear.

There also will be several mock residence hall room/kitchen fire demonstrations throughout the month: September 13 at West, Kelly, Schomburg, Roosevelt, and Noble Halls; September 14 at Roth and Tabler Quads, and September 16 at Mendelsohn and H-Quads (all demonstrations are at 7:00 pm).

For  questions or more information, visit the EH&S Fire Prevention Web site or call the Fire Marshal’s Office at 632-9678.

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