Monmouth Fire Chief Rexroat Urges College Students to Practice Fire Safety


September is Campus Fire Safety month and Monmouth Fire Chief Casey Rexroat is reminding all college students to practice fire safety all year long:

“We just want to remind students at Monmouth College or any college that students may be attending make sure you know a way out of the building. All the dorms actually have sprinklers now and so they are much safer than they were a long time ago, but that is no excuse to not know your way out and not know what to do during a fire. Just want to urge everybody to be safe, watch what you are cooking if you have a microwave or hot plate in your room, be very careful with what you are doing and know how to get out and what to do during a fire.”

According to the National Fire Protection Association, fires in student housing cause an average of one death, 32 injuries, and $15 million in property damage each year.

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