Federal legislation would provide college students with fire safety education and training
U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), Peter King (R-NY) and Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced a bill that would provide college students with fire safety education and training. The Campus Fire Safety Education Act of 2013, which creates a new competitive Campus Fire Safety Education Grant Program at institutions of higher education, will increase fire safety awareness among college students and help improve their fire training.
“I am proud to reintroduce the Campus Fire Safety Education Act with Congressman King and Senator Lautenberg," said Congressman Pascrell, a member of the House Ways and Means and Budget Committees, in a statement. "This legislation creates a new competitive grant program at our institutions of higher education that will increase fire safety awareness among college students, help improve their fire training, and save lives. It gives colleges and universities the resources they need to educate their students about the importance of fire safety and help ensure fire-safe behavior during their time in college and beyond.”
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