As part of our efforts for http://www.thisshouldbeillegal.com, we have joined Campus Firewatch to help support National Campus Fire Safety Month. Mayor Fenty recently signed a proclamation designating September as Campus Fire Safety Month in the District. And DCRA will be kicking off our outreach efforts in the next few weeks, so please stay tuned as there will be many ways for you help save lives with a few simple clicks.
In the meantime, read this story about a Mother who lost her son in a off-campus fire at the University of North Carolina 13 years ago. She has spent her time since the tradegy spanning the nation urged lawmakers and universities to increase fire safety regulations and education efforts. If you’re on Twitter you can follow @campusfirewatch for the latest news and updates.