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Safety Tips from the Heart of America Metro Fire Chiefs Council

College Safety Tips

Going to college is a daunting experience - perhaps the first time students live on their own and are responsible for taking care of themselves. When campus crime is added to the equation, safety is a priority. If you are a student heading off to college, or if you are a parent with a child who will be leaving home to attend college, these tips are for making college a safer place to learn.

Think Of Safety Before Applying to Colleges:

Research the schools that you are interested in applying to and obtain the college safety statistics for each school.

Safely Traveling Back And Forth to College:

Before Moving Into Your College Dormitory or Off-Campus Apartment:

After You Have Settled into Your New Living Quarters:

Take Extra Precautions When You Live In Off-Campus Housing:

Have Your Own College Safety Items Readily Available:

Be Safe When Walking Alone On Campus:

Adhere To A Buddy System While Away At College:

One Final College Safety Tip:

Put the word ICE (In Case of Emergency)into your phone with a parent or guardian name programmed with this code. The authorities know to look for this code in case an emergency occurs and they need to get in touch with a relative.

Enjoy yourself while away at college and keep yourself safe. Be aware of all the safety precautions that you have available to you.

Floyd Peoples, Chief Fire Marshal, Kansas City, Mo., Fire Department, 816-784-9100
Heart of America Metro Fire Chiefs Council, 9550 W. 95th St., Overland Park, Kan. 66212