As your child heads off to college, have you given any thought to whether the school has an adequate fire prevention program?
According to the National Fire Protection Association, firefighters respond to campus fires five times per day somewhere in the U.S. Since 2000, more than 50 students have died in fires.
Underwriters Laboratories offers a number of tips to help keep students safe. Make sure buildings have working smoke alarms and automatic fire sprinkler systems. Ask questions about the number of fires in recent years and whether the staff receives fire prevention training. In addition, do a visual check of your child’s room. Make sure that extension cords are not overloaded, that outlets and cords aren’t hot to the touch and lights bulbs are the correct wattage for lamps.