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The Risk Management and Safety Department, or RMS, will kick off Auburn University’s second annual Campus Fire Safety Month awareness campaign with the AU Firefighter Challenge on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

This event is hosted in conjunction with the City of Auburn Fire Department and serves as an opportunity for students to get to know their local first responders, while learning helpful fire safety tips. Auburn firefighters and RMS staff will collaborate to create a fire-related obstacle course, and students will be challenged to compete for special awards and recognitions.

The challenge will take place from 1-3 p.m. on the Student Center campus green. Snacks will be provided by Popeyes while supplies last and Aubie the Tiger will make a special guest appearance. A prize will be awarded to the male and female student with the fastest obstacle course completion times.

Campus Fire Safety Month, or CFSM, is a national awareness initiative created by the Center for Campus Fire Safety to help college students understand the importance of fire and life safety. The overall goal of the initiative is to give students a greater awareness of the dangers of dormitory, residence hall and/or off-campus housing-related fires, and the steps they can take to prevent them or, if need be, survive them. CFSM 2017 will highlight this campaign by hosting one event each week in September. Students who attend three out of the four of the events and get their CFSM pledge card stamped by a member of the team will be entered to win the grand prize drawing on Sept. 28.

See a member of the CFSM team at each event to pick up a pledge card. To see the full schedule of events, visit the official Auburn University Campus Fire Safety Month webpage.