During September, students across the nation will be encouraged to do fire safety community service projects with their fire departments – a way to give back to their communities during National Campus Fire Safety Month. These students will be working alongside their fire departments and doing projects such as installing smoke alarms and fire safety education for those at the highest risk from fire which includes senior citizens, the young and low-income, the disabled and college students.
UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte and UNC Greensboro will be joining with the fire departments in their host communities in this unique program. By partnering together, the fire departments will have a whole new set of fire prevention resources to draw on and the students will have the opportunity to learn about fire safety by helping those in need, truly a win-win situation. This program will take place from September 10 to 24, spanning 9/11. It will be a wonderful opportunity for the students to honor the lives of those who died in the tragic events of that day.
The The Michael H. Minger Memorial Foundation was established after Michael's tragic death in a dormitory fire. The Foundation serves to educate parents and students on Campus Fire Safety and to promote better fire safe practices on college campuses around the nation. The Foundation also serves to address needs of students with disabilities to aid in their ability to survive campus fires.
The Foundation endorses total campus safety and works to improve all issues related to campus safety. Michael's Foundation has also contributed to scholarships for student victims to help with their education.
The Foundation is actively working on a Public Service Announcement to be
released in August of this year. It is also collecting data and conducting
research on projects such as a better approach to death notification and