Events on Sept. 18 to recognize Campus Fire Safety Month

In recognition of Campus Fire Safety Month, Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey is partnering with Wake Forest to raise awareness of campus fire safety.

At 10 a.m. on Sept. 18, Winston-Salem firefighters will set fire to a mock dorm room in the traffic circle outside Scales Fine Arts Center to demonstrate how sprinkler systems in university and college residence halls can save lives.

Commissioner and Fire Marshall Causey, Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue, Winston-Salem Fire Chief Trey Mayo, Dr. Anju Bakhshi Saraswat of the Wake Forest Baptist Burn Center, T.J. McLamb of the Fayetteville Fire Department, and Chief State Fire Marshal Brian Taylor will speak at the event.

Wake Forest departments that offer safety programs for students, faculty and staff will host Campus Safe Day activities in Benson University Center, Room 401 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Wake Forest event is one of several similar efforts by the State of North Carolina on campuses to inform college students how to avoid injury due to fire.

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