Campus Firewatch Radio: Campus Fire Safety Month

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This month on Campus Firewatch Radio, host Ed Comeau discusses the incredibly successful launch of National Campus Fire Safety Month on Capitol Hill that took place on Sept. 9. A coalition of organizations came together for this day, which was co-sponsored by Campus Firewatch, the Ohio Fire Safety Coalition and the Congressional Fire Services Institute.

A contingent of over 50 students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of South Carolina traveled to Washington and were joined by a group of parent advocates for a very successful day that included a packed-room press conference and visits with staffers and members of Congress. Joining us to talk about this is Chapel Hill Fire Chief Dan Jones, Assistant Dean of Students Jenny Levering and Parent Advocate Bonnie Woodruff.

Ed also talks with Justin Phillips, director of education for the People's Burn Foundation and Ronald Campbell, deputy fire marshal with the Raleigh Fire Department about the landmark training program "To Hell and Back: College Fire Survival" and its website,
This project was developed by PBF under a Fire Prevention and Safety Grant from the Department of Homeland Security and is being used in communities and at schools across the nation, including Raleigh. Justin and Ronald provide an excellent overview of this program and how you can use it in your community.

You can view pictures from the recent trip to Washington and the UK launch as well on Campus Firewatch.

On a related note, Firehouse is hosting a series of training videos of a program held at James Madison University featuring Ed Comeau and Justin Phillips speaking about "To Hell and Back," college fire safety and how to reach out to today's student demographic.

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Related Links

Campus Firewatch

Ohio Fire Safety Coalition

Congressional Fire Services Institute

To Hell and Back: College Fire Survival

People's Burn Foundation

Campus Fire Safety Month

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