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Fire Safety Forums Stress Need for Heightened Concern

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 10, 2009) -- The death of a student in an off-campus fire last February reminded many members of the campus community about the importance of fire

Now, students, staff, faculty and community members will have another chance to expand their knowledge of fire prevention at two forums being offered Monday, Oct. 26, in the Alumni Conference Room of the Angell College Center.

"The death of Steven Fanning in an off-campus fire last year served as a tragic reminder of the importance of being ever vigilant in trying to prevent fires," said Jerry Lottie, assistant chief of University Police. "We can reduce, if not eliminate, fires through human behavior. Education is an important part of prevention."
Chris Taylor from the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control will present at both forums. The first is for faculty and staff and will take place at 11 a.m. The second is for students and the community and will be held at 7 p.m.
"Members of the campus community must know and practice fire-safe behaviors by identifying hazards and using appropriate preventative measures," said Taylor. "SUNY Plattsburgh is fortunate to have several very strong campus leaders who work diligently to enhance fire and life safety for the campus community."
The presentation is sponsored by Plattsburgh City Fire Department, Clinton County Emergency Services, Pi Alpha Nu Fraternity, Alpha Phi Sorority, University Police, Plattsburgh Campus/City Coalition and SUNY Plattsburgh.
For more information, contact Lottie at 518-564-2022 or [email protected]

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