Campus Firewatch, the leading national organization dedicated to campus/off-campus fire safety education, is coming to Capitol Hill on March 23, 2010 and is looking for volunteers to join them in talking to Senate and House offices about the importance of fire safety for the nation’s millions of college students. If you’re a student, parent, resident or just someone who is passionate about fire safety issues, please consider joining this important effort. Visit their site for more information and to sign up. There is no cost and it is a wonderful opportunity. From their site:
Since 2000, at least 136 people have died in campus-related fires. Here is a chance for students, parents, fire officials and fire safety advocates to make a difference for campus fire safety by working with Congress.
For the past 2 years we have been traveling to Capitol Hill and meeting with Members of Congress and their staff to discuss campus fire safety issues. As a result, the Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know became law, proclamations have been passed in the U.S. House and Senate designating September as National Campus Fire Safety Month, the College Fire Prevention Act passed the House in 2008 and other important pieces of legislation have been introduced.
Be a part of this vital effort to make campuses safer across the nation by joining in this important project in Washington, DC. It is only one day…but what a day it is. See what other students, parents and fire safety advocates had to say about the 2009 trip by clicking on the video above or click here to learn more – or, are you ready to be a part and make a difference?