The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) is supporting Campusfirewatch in promoting National Campus Fire Safety Month 2009 which kickoffs on September 1 and they have a great new campaign.
From August 27 to September 3, Campus Firewatch wants to provide its Twitter community with an easy way to raise awareness about campus fire safety – and possibly win some great prizes including an iPod Touch, iPod Nano and iTunes Gift Certificates.
Beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2009 they are asking our community and our community’s communities to start using Twitter to send messages to students with fire safety tips using the hashtag “#tellastudent” at the end of your message.
They’ll be putting out examples several times a day for people @campusfirewatch, so you can simply follow us, copy and send the messages on to students you know.
Here are some examples:
Whoever sends the most tweets to students using #tellastudent as of midnight on Thursday, September 3, 2009, will win the iPod Touch. The second highest will get the Nano. It’s that easy.
They are also going to be giving away numerous iTunes gift certificates daily to people whose tweets are the most creative. Please be sure to follow @campusfirewatch to find out if you’ve won.
How do they know you’re tweeting students? They don’t. They’ll trust you. But if non-students get this information, we’ll all be a little safer anyway. As students return to campus, we hope this is a fun way to get important reminders to students.
If you don’t know how to use Twitter, check out this video and join in.
Also join National Campus Fire Safety Month Group on Facebook
Visit the National Campus Fire Safety Month Website
Take a look at their Social Media Newsroom
For more information and the rules – there aren’t too many – visit their post here.