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Social media toolkit Campus fire safety

How to use this toolkit

The toolkit contains content that you can share on Twitter, Facebook and other social media channels to increase awareness about on- and off-campus fire safety. You can copy this content or customize it to reach your audience.

Messages to share

Help increase awareness about campus fire safety in your community by sharing these messages on social media.

Almost all (94 percent) fatal campus fires occur off-campus. Alcohol is a factor in three-quarters of fatal campus fires.
  • Cook only where it is allowed. Set a timer on your phone to remind you that food is cooking.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  • Make sure cigarettes and ashes are out. Never toss hot cigarettes butts or ashes in the trash can.
  • After a party, check for cigarette butts, especially under cushions. Chairs and sofas catch on fire fast and burn fast.
  • Don’t smoke when you have been drinking or are drowsy.
  • Never use an extension cord with large appliances, like a refrigerator.
  • Do not overload electrical outlets.

Causes of fatal campus fires (2000-2015)

Smoking is the leading cause of fatal campus fires.


Social cards

Use the cards and animations below by themselves or include supporting content with them to reinforce their messages.


Campus Fire Safety (1:30)

More outreach materials

Visit our college students page for links to customizable handouts that you can recommend to community organizations that want to promote campus fire safety.