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Students need to think about fire safety in their new accommodation

Date: 22nd September, 2023

With new students settling into their new homes and new routines and returning students getting back in the swing of all thing’s university, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, as part of the Fire Kills Campaign (25 September – 1 October), is encouraging all students to have a think about their fire safety.

Education Manager Tess Cross said “With all the excitement and opportunity that university life brings, fire safety might not be at the top of your list of priorities.”

“However, in amongst all your studying and socialising, taking a few moments to think about your accommodation, how you use it and what you might do to reduce any fire risks might save your life.”

In Bournemouth, DWFRS are working closely with the universities and the accommodation providers to help educate students to help them take responsibility for their fire safety

By following these Fire Kills campaign top tips, you can help make sure that your student experience is a fire-safe one:

Tess Cross added, “Each and every university or college has a person responsible for fire safety. If you spot a fire risk or have any concerns, then you should speak to them, or your accommodation provider.”

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