Campus fire safety is a serious concern at schools across the nation. In the last academic year, 18 people were killed in campus-related fires across the nation and many more were injured or suffered through a fire. Campus and community fire officials are looking for creative ways to deliver fire safety education to today's Millennial Generation which has grown up using the Internet, text messaging and Youtube every day.
A day-long program on campus fire safety was given at James Madison University in Virginia. Ed Comeau, publisher of Campus Firewatch and Justin Phillips, education director for the People's Burn Foundation spoke on a variety of topics, including: (Click on the links below for full screen videos)
This program was made possible with funding by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs and hosted by Virginia Fire & Life Safety Coalition and James Madison University Police Department. Videotaped by Digico.
Additional resources listed in these presentations include:
- Campus Fire Watch
- The People's Burn Foundation
- National Campus Fire Safety Month
- US Fire Administration
- Podcast: Campus Firewatch Radio
- Virginia Department of Fire Programs
- Virginia Fire & Life Safety Coalition
- James Madison University Police
- Latest News on Campus-related Fires
- Millennial Student Research
ED COMEAU, a Firehouse.com Contributing Editor, is the owner of writer-tech.com, a technical writing firm that publishes Campus Firewatch, a monthly electronic newsletter that focuses on issues relating to campus fire safety. He is the founder and past-director of the Center for Campus Fire Safety and his writing has appeared in a number of international publications and he as the author of the campus fire safety chapter in the current edition of the NFPA Fire Protection Handbook. Ed was the chief fire investigator for the National Fire Protection Association's Fire Investigations department and a fire protection engineer for the Phoenix Fire Department. Ed hosts the Campus Firewatch Radio and Fire Marshal's Corner podcasts on Firehouse.com. To read Ed's complete biography and view his archived articles, click here. You can reach Ed by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.