September is Campus Fire Safety Month. BMW of Watertown has recently partnered with One Innocent Life to help fulfill their mission and increase awareness about the importance of fire safety. According to National Fire Protection Association, a life is lost to fire every 2 hours and 41 minutes. One Innocent Life has made it their goal to raise awareness so that in the event of a fire, everyone can get out safely.
One Innocent Life, founded in July 2015 by Jeff Block, is dedicated to raising awareness and increasing knowledge about fire safety. Their mission is to make fire everyone’s fight. One Innocent Life was born out of the tragic loss of three innocent lives in 2012 in an off campus housing fire near Marist College. Block’s daughter was one of those innocent lives.
Because of this tragedy, Block has made it his mission to ensure everyone has a fire safety plan. He worked tirelessly to have a law enacted in Connecticut requiring landlords to disclose whether or not a unit has a fire sprinkler system, as well as when the system was last inspected. He hopes this law will make people, especially students, more aware of the need for fire safety. Since One Innocent Life was formed, the organization has received endorsements from multiple fire services in the state, something Block is very proud of.
You can get involved with this impactful organization in a variety of ways. One Innocent Life holds several events every year that are made possible through the help of volunteers. They also recruit several college interns every semester, and regularly lead ‘Up in Smoke’ events at local colleges. One Innocent Life holds an annual Beat the Heat Walk/Run. For more information about how you can get involved, please contact them here.
Get the latest and stay informed by visiting One Innocent Life on Facebook and Twitter, as well as on Instagram. Be sure to subscribe to their channel on YouTube and see the conclusion of “Where’s Vinny.”
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