Augustana Participating in Campus Fire Safety Month
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
SIOUX FALLS – In cooperation with Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, Augustana is actively participating in Campus Fire Safety Month.
Rick Tupper, Director of Campus Life, said two sessions have been scheduled to provide information and hands-on training for members of the Augustana community. Since January 2000, eighty-nine people nationwide have died and many more have sustained injuries as a result of fires on- and off-campus.
From 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and again from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 18, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue will have a display set up in the Morrison Commons and a Fire Engine in the Commons Drive. Fire fighters will be providing information and distributing free smoke detectors to students living off-campus as well as faculty and staff.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, September 23 and 24, a fire extinguisher training course will be open to all faculty and staff. Training will include a short presentation on fires and how to safely extinguish them. Participants will have an opportunity to use a fire extinguisher on a real fire. Training will take place on the west side of the Humanities parking lot adjacent to Grange Avenue.
“Information and experience are powerful tools when it comes to keeping us safe,” Tupper said.