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Auburn University’s Risk Management and Safety Department, or RMS, was recently named a winner in the United Educators, or UE, 30th anniversary “Pearls of Wisdom” video contest.

Member institutions of the UE were tasked in late 2016 with highlighting through a short video the innovative ways they have successfully reduced liability exposures on their campuses. Videos were judged on creativity and universal impact, or rather, their potential to teach others how to promote safer communities at their own institutions.

Winners of the video contest received a $3,000 prize. The winning video submitted by RMS featured the university’s first Campus Fire Safety Month campaign, part of a national awareness initiative created by the Center for Campus Fire Safety and recognized annually throughout September.

Photos and snippets of videos shot on staff members’ smartphones were pieced together using Windows Movie Maker to form the more than six-minute video.

"A year’s worth of planning went into making this awareness campaign happen, and to have it recognized in our first year just reiterates that we’re headed in the right direction," said Jon Haney, RMS safety and health specialist.

Planning for the 2017 Auburn University Campus Fire Safety Month is already underway. The theme of the campaign this year will be “Fire Is Everyone’s Fight.”

Go to the RMS news center’s webpage to read the full story and to watch the Campus Fire Safety video.