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Serious Survival for Serious Weather

What do you do when severe weather heads your way? Don’t wait! Get prepared! Here is what you need to do: Be Alert! Make sure you sign up for UTC Alerts.  A UTC Alert is only issued if there is an emergency affecting our campus.  This means you will only receive an alert when a severe weather warning has been issued for our specific area.  Once an alert is issued, another

Hover Board Safety

Here’s some great information about Hover Board Safety, provided by the National Fire Protection Association. Many hover boards have been linked to fires, so NFPA urges you to be fire safe when using these devices. If you purchase a hover board: Choose a device with the seal of an independent testing laboratory. Read and follow all manufacturer directions. If you do not understand the directions, ask for help. An

A Clean Room Can Save Your Life?

College students are notoriously messy, and even though we like to pretend that we have it all under control, we don’t always keep our living spaces in the best of conditions. “So what’s the big deal?” you may ask. “Why does the Office of Safety & Risk Management care if my room is a mess? I mean, it’s not like a messy room is a safety issue, right?” Well.

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Fire! Fire! Do You Know What To Do?

You have been on campus for a while, and you are probably feeling settled into your new routine. But what about things that are not routine? Do you know what to do if there is a fire in your dorm or apartment building? The one thing you must NEVER do is assume it isn’t a real fire. Do not sit idly in your room. Get up. Check it out!

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Close the Door! It Might Save Your Life!

Most people don’t realize the benefits to closing doors when faced with a fire. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal wants everyone to know that a door is one of the best firefighting tools around. IT CAN: reduce fire growth and spread limit damage to your home or building possibly save lives Hard to believe? Statistics show that it is true. Temperatures on the fire side of a door can

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