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Student Safety Tips


  • Cook only where it is allowed.
  • Keep your cooking area clean and free of anything that can burn.
  • If a fire starts in a microwave, keep the door closed and unplug the unit.
  • Keep an eye on what you are cooking, especially if you are cooking at high temperatures.

Electrical Safety

  • Keep lamps, light fixtures, and light bulbs away from anything that can burn.
  • Never use an extension cord with large appliances, like a refrigerator.
  • Do not overload outlets. Use only surge protectors or power strips that have internal overload protection.


  • Make sure cigarettes and ashes are out.
  • Never toss hot cigarettes butts or ashes in the trash can.
  • Use deep, wide ashtrays.
  • Place ashtrays on something sturdy and hard to burn.
  • Don’t smoke when you have been drinking or are drowsy.
  • After a party, check for cigarette butts, especially under cushions. Chairs and sofas catch on fire fast and burn fast.