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Don’t Get Burned Out: Fire Safety at UTK

For the month of October EHS will be promoting Fire Safety at UTK. This year has presented many unusual challenges. We are inundated by messages, new procedures, and updates that can leave us tired, confused, or simply burned out.

In support of our annual slogan, “Safety Begins Between the Ears”, we encourage the campus community to not get burned out. Don’t let the challenges we face keep us from thinking about fire safety. All Vols should maintain vigilance and attention to conditions that lead to fires.

  • Stay alert to fire hazards
  • Know how to respond
  • Act when necessary

This month we will support various topics beginning with the National Fire Prevention Association’s Fire Prevention Week (October 4-10). This year, the NFPA is focused on home cooking fires. Many are working or learning remotely than before. Whether at home or in a UT residence hall, cooking fire safety has become more important. Please continue to follow us for some simple tools and guidance.


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