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Going to college is an exciting time for students and their parents. Living in your new “home away from home” not only gives young adults more freedom to make their own choices, but it also instills in them an increased level of personal responsibility. It’s important for students and parents to keep fire safety at the top of their mind.
A 15 year study (2000-2015) conducted by the US Fire Administration (USFA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) found:
Here are some good questions for college students and parents to ask before moving into a dormitory or signing an apartment lease:
The City of Carbondale wants everyone to be safe. Test your smoke alarms monthly and identify two exits out of every room. One death is too many. Don’t become a statistic. For more information please contact the City of Carbondale Fire Department at 618-457-3234 or go to www.usfa.fema.gov.
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