September Marks National Campus Fire Safety Month

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY | September is Campus Fire Safety Month, and in conjunction with FEMA and, the Department of Emergency Management is planning a range of initiatives to ensure that all Lions are equipped with the knowledge to properly prepare for, and respond to, the event of a fire.

“Fire Safety Month is especially timely for us in Southern California, as September usually marks the start of wildfire season,” said Allie Bright, director of Emergency Management. “We always encourage the campus community to review common safety procedures – it takes a minute of your time, but you never know when that knowledge will pay off.”

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, Emergency Management will be on Palm Walk from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. passing out fire-themed candy and handouts on fire safety tips. Earlier this month, all on-campus residence halls held official fire drills in partnership with Public Safety.

All LMU community members are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with their assigned evacuation zone; in the event of a fire or other emergency, each building has a designated meeting location on campus. The full map can be found here.

Additionally, Fire Safety Month is an opportune time to refresh your knowledge of what to do in the event of a fire. Check out’s tips on home fires and wildfires, and use Public Safety’s Emergency Kit Checklist as a guide to ensure you have everything needed to survive a fire.