Learn Fire Safety Oct. 5 to 9

Giveaways and emergency planning highlight roving event

Duke’s Occupational and Environmental Safety Office will mark Fire Prevention Week next week with events highlighting fire extinguisher demonstrations and training, information booths and more.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., staff from Duke’s Fire and Life Safety Division will set up booths at the following locations: 

  • Monday, Oct. 5, Duke Clinic food court
  • Thursday, Oct. 8, Duke Hospital cafeteria
  • Friday, Oct .9, Bryan Center lobby

At the Duke Clinic and Hospital stops, visitors can receive a mini fire extinguisher. At all three locations, staff will give away a smoke detector to visitors who sketch a home emergency escape plan or make a video highlighting the importance of fire safety knowledge.

Common fire prevention practices in the workplace include watching food cooked in microwaves and not overloading electrical outlets. In case of a fire emergency, faculty and staff are encouraged to review tips on the DukeALERT website.

For additional updates from the Occupational and Environmental Safety Office on fire safety, like the Fire and Life Safety Division on Facebook.