SimplexGrinnell Highlights Campus Fire Safety Initiatives

BOCA RATON, Fla., In conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9-15,  SimplexGrinnell, a business unit of Tyco Fire & Security and a provider of fire alarm, fire sprinkler, fire suppression, integrated security and healthcare communications systems and services, is highlighting an array of company-sponsored programs that promote fire safety awareness and seek to help colleges and universities improve fire and life safety protection. The SimplexGrinnell campus fire safety programs include:

Perks for Peers Program: This initiative, organized by Campus Safety, Health & Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA), encourages the development of innovative programs that improve fire and life-safety awareness at colleges and universities.

University of Colorado Student Fire Academy: This is an innovative fire academy that was conducted this summer. In this interactive program, students were put through hands-on training that included fire extinguisher instruction, navigation of smoke-filled corridors and other learning activities designed to leave them with a memorable life experience.

University of Illinois Fire Factor Academy: This initiative features a partnership between the University of Illinois and the cities of Champaign and Urbana, Ill,, which have joined forces to work toward the common goal of imparting lifelong fire-safety habits to college students. The program involves hands-on training for college students that focuses on the risks of fire and the importance of fire prevention.

Center for Campus Fire Safety: A nonprofit organization devoted to reducing fires at campuses across the nation through education and advocacy, the center’s mission is made possible through underwriting from SimplexGrinnell and other sponsor organizations dedicated to life safety and to teaching the nation’s youth about fire safety.

Capitol Hill Campus Fire Academy: This program provided fire-safety training to more than 90 college interns and emergency office coordinators who work in the offices of U.S. senators and representatives.

Campus Fire Forum 7: Next month (Nov. 8-10) in Tempe, Ariz., the center will present Campus Fire Forum 7, a three-day seminar for campus fire-safety professionals that includes educational sessions and exhibits of the latest fire protection solutions. SimplexGrinnell will deliver a presentation at the forum titled “Strategic Applications of Fire Alarm Technology,” which will discuss the strategic use of current fire alarm technology in the academic environment.

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