Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Students volunteer by promoting fire safety

Fire safety was on the minds of college students this holiday. They hit the streets with Red Cross to help raise awareness.

The Red Cross hopes to prevent more tragedies from happening. It's one reason the organization teamed up with students from UIS. Together, they passed out door hangers. They include all kinds of fire safety tips.

About 50 students took part, all of them dividing up into smaller groups. They targeted neighborhoods on the east side of town, where firefighters and the Red Cross say fires appear to be more common.

UIS students volunteer every year as a part of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. A man well-known for his commitment and service to community.

The students were featured by WCIA-TV 3 on January 21, 2013.

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