Campus Firewatch Radio: Fire & Life Safety on Campus

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Hosted by Ed Comeau

Welcome to the first Campus Firewatch Radio podcast on Radio@Firehouse. Each month, this show will go in depth into some of the most complex issues of campus fire safety and we'll be talking with experts in the field from across the nation and around the globe. This show is hosted by Ed Comeau, owner of and publisher of Campus Firewatch.

As we were preparing this show, the tragedy at Virginia Tech struck. The horrific and senseless loss of life is something that will long be remembered and our hearts go out to the families and friends of those that were killed.

This also reminds us all of the importance of being prepared, both personally and as an organization, for any type of emergency, whether it is a fire, a disaster or a tragedy like Virginia Tech. There are so many issues that come into play in a large-scale incident such as incident command, mass notification, EMS, communications and much more. We are going to cover these issues, along with others, in the May Campus Firewatch Radio.

On today's show we are covering three topics that are very relevant to campuses across the country. Dr. Beth DeRicco, of the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention, will talk about alcohol use and abuse on campuses. Maryland State Fire Marshal Bill Barnard discusses the timely topic of fire safe cigarettes. Dr. Guylene Proulx, of the National Research Council in Canada reviews some current research that talks about the human behavior during fire situations.

Related Links:
Alcohol Use:

Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention

Harvard University College Alcohol Study

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University

Alcohol use on campus
Human Behavior in Fires:

National Research Council Canada

Campus Firewatch

Firesafe Cigarettes

Campus Firewatch

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