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Jill Bronaugh
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Office of the State Fire Marshal
800 SW Jackson, Suite 104
Topeka, KS 66612-1216
785-296-3403
jill.bronaugh@ks.gov
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Press Releases

What should college students know about campus fire safety?

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A picture of students on a college campus

As college students settle into dormitories, residence halls and off-campus housing, State Fire Marshal Doug Jorgensen urges students to take the threat of fire seriously.

“Many students are living away from home for the first time and simply don’t realize the fire risk,” said Jorgensen. “Awareness and fire safety education of our college students are essential in reducing the number of fires, and are lessons that last a lifetime.”

WATCH THIS WIBW TV NEWS STORY ON COLLEGE FIRE SAFETY

The Office of the State Fire Marshal offers the following safety tips for students:

  • Make yourself familiar with college or university policy on improper use of appliances, decorations, smoking, and candles.
  • Familiarize yourself with what your response will be in the event of a fire and practice your response.
  • Do not obstruct or disable smoke alarms or any other fire protection devices.
  • Do not play jokes with fire alarms. False alarms get people hurt.
  • Never neglect a fire alarm signal as a false alarm. Respond to every alarm as an actual fire event.
  • Alcohol use has been strongly associated with fire fatalities.
  • Never leave a stove or grill unattended when cooking.
  • Take personal responsibility for your safety.

Additional information by the Office of the State Fire Marshal on campus fire safety, including a video with campus fire safety tips, is available online at www.FireSafeCollege.com

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