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Source: Randy Slover, 785-532-5856, rslover@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Katie Mayes, 785-532-6415, kmayes@k-state.edu

Monday, Sept. 28, 2009

'STAY FIRE SMART' DURING FIRE PREVENTION WEEK AT K-STATE, OCT. 4-10

MANHATTAN -- Free fire extinguisher training and other hands-on activities will help K-Staters "Stay Fire Smart" during Fire Prevention Week at Kansas State University, Oct. 4-10.

This year's theme, "Stay Fire Smart," is designed to raise awareness on campus about how to prevent and survive building fires, said Randy Slover, K-State's fire marshal.

Slover said that K-State takes fire prevention efforts seriously with regular testing of fire alarm and sprinkler systems, and routine inspection of campus buildings for fire and life safety hazards.

Fire prevention activities on the Manhattan campus will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, south of Derby Dining Center, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, and Wednesday, Oct. 7, on the Bosco Plaza in front of the K-State Student Union. Fire safety activities at K-State at Salina will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, east of the College Center.

Besides fire extinguisher training, various pieces of fire-fighting equipment will be on display, door prizes and educational materials will be available, and children can get a free fire hat. Fire department personnel also will be on hand to answer questions.

Activities for Fire Prevention Week at K-State are sponsored by K-State’s Division of Public Safety in conjunction with the Manhattan Fire Department, State Fire Marshal's office, Kansas Forestry Service and Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.