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Campus Fire Safety Month

Dorm Organization

Dormitory spaces should always remain clean and organized. For students who are away from home for the first time, making this adjustment can be difficult. A good place to start is by keeping your living spaces neat and tidy.

Never place furniture, trash, or anything than can block the path of egress from your bed to the hallway. Keeping your room organized and clean can help you exit your room quickly and safely in case of an emergency. In the event of a fire in the building, you want to get out as quickly as possible. Picking up after yourself and knowing multiple ways to exit your dorm will help in dire situations.

In case of a fire, stay low to the ground below the smoke and crawl to your nearest exit. When you come to your exit, check the door with the back of your hand for heat. You do not want to burn the palm of your hand, which would limit your ability to make it outside safely.

Always keep your escape plan in mind, as well. How are you going to get out? Keeping your room clean can help save you and the lives of your roommates.

Campus Fire Safety Month Weekly Topics

Week 1 - Intro to Campus Fire Safety Month

Week 2 – Fire Escape Plan: Know it Before You Need it

Week 3 – Fire Doors: An Important Component of Fire Protection

Week 4 – Fire Extinguishers

Week 5 – Dorm Organization

Tabling Schedule

September 8, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Student Union by the bookstore

September 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Kerr Drummond

September 22, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Student Union by the bookstore

September 29, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Kerr Drummond

Resources

National Fire Protection Association

Harrington Group

Center for Campus Fire Safety

 

Thank you to University Dining, Meeting and Conference Services, and Residential Life for working with us to raise awareness on this topic!

 

If you would like additional information on fire safety or if you have any questions, please contact EHS at (405)744-7241 or fls@okstate.edu.