Students + Parents
Welcome Students + Parents!
Congratulations on your decision to participate in a study abroad experience! You will experience many new challenges throughout your journey, and fire safety could be one of them. Outside the United States, many urban and rural areas do not have enforced fire safety regulations and building codes. It is highly likely that any building you enter overseas does not have smoke alarms, fire escapes, sprinklers, and exit signs. The Jasmine Jahanshahi Fire Safety Foundation is responding to this threat by providing pre-departure training and equipment for students traveling abroad. Here's how it works:
- Read the Fire Safety Guide and print copies for your peers.
- Print and share Preparedness Posters with fellow travelers.
- Learn how to respond to specific fire-related scenarios with the Planning Guide.
- Do your own research about fire codes in the area you're visiting.
- Tell your study abroad coordinator about us!
- Examine your living quarters using the Residential Checklist
- Follow up with your landlord or supervisor regarding outstanding checklist items.
- Encourage your classmates to also inspect their homes.
- Identify two exits from any room you're in, wherever you visit.
- Avoid over-crowded areas and speak up if you're concerned.