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Fire Safety Abroad: How college students studying overseas can stay fire safe

Originally published by NFPA Journal.

In 2010, my daughter headed off to study abroad in Barcelona. Since I work in fire safety, I’m sure I told her to be careful and to always look for a way out every time she entered a building. However, back then I don’t think I fully grasped the differences between the United States and other countries when it came to fire safety and public education. I do now.

This fall, I attended the Center for Campus Fire Safety’s Annual Campus Fire Forum and listened to representatives from the Jasmine Jahanshahi Fire Safety Foundation. The foundation is devoted to making studying abroad more fire safe for the approximately 300,000 U.S. students studying in other countries as part of their college experience. Read more...