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Fire Service Industry News: First Three States Issue Proclamations for Campus Fire Safety Month 2014

By Ed Comeau Georgia, Wisconsin and Illinois are the first three states to issue proclamations forNational Campus Fire Safety Month in 2014. In the 10 years of the program, there have been 267 proclamations issued, plus resolutions in the United States Senate and House of Representatives and this has helped in raising awareness about the importance of fire safety on our nation's campuses Since 2000, there has been a definite downward trend to campus-related fire deaths since its peak in 2006-2007 with 20 fatalities. Off-campus housing is still the greatest risk where 87% of the fire deaths happen. The last fatal fire in a fraternity was 2006 and the last residence hall f...

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