Stony Brook University Annual Campus Fire Prevention Day
Fire safety education is an effective method of reducing the occurrence of fires, loss of life and destruction of property. The Stony Brook University Fire Marshals will be hosting our annual campus fire prevention day on Wednesday October 2, 2013. One of our recent additions was developed to reduce cooking related fire alarms on campus. We have joined forces with Campus Dining to provide educational workshops for our students and conduct live cooking demonstrations from an Executive Chef, focusing on cooking safety. Other programs include demonstrations from local volunteer fire departments, Underwriters labs, Simplex Grinnell, University Police, Environmental Health & Safety and the MTA Police department. Guests will also have the opportunity to practice using a fire extinguisher to extinguish a fire.
On January 19, 2000 a fire raged through Seton Hall University's freshman dormitory, killing three students and injuring fifty-eight others. Among the survivors were Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos. We are pleased to announce that Shawn and Al will be sharing their story to the campus community at our annual campus fire prevention day, on Wednesday October 2, 2013. Guests will have the opportunity to speak directly to Shawn and Alvaro. In addition, the national bestseller AFTER THE FIRE will be available to purchase, and be signed by Shawn and Alvaro.
Fire Safety Tips to Prevent Fires
- Never leave stoves unattended while cooking.
- Outlets should never be overloaded with multiple plugs.
- Do not use extension cords.
- Only use multi-outlet surge protectors with a self-contained circuit breaker.
- Never cover light bulbs with paper or clothing.
- Candles are not permitted in dormitories because of the fire hazard.
- Torchiere halogen lamps are strictly forbidden.
- Do not accumulate paper, debris and other combustibles.
- Smoke only in approved locations.
- Alcohol and Fire Safety
- Building Fire Safety Features
- Candle Fire Safety
- How Do Fire Extinguishers Work?
- Smoking & Fire Safety