Bonfire Safety Training Set For Oct. 30 For Baylor Homecoming

Oct. 26, 2000

by LoAna Lopez

With Baylor University's homecoming just two weeks away, students participating in the annual bonfire event will receive special fire safety training at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in the back lot of the Ferrell Center, next the Brazos River.

William McNair, university environmental health and safety manager, said about 22 Baylor Chamber of Commerce members will get training on the proper use of fire extinguishers and how to put out fires.

"We want to provide more public awareness about the dangers of fire in general," McNair said. "With the bonfire, we want to minimize any risks and make sure we're covering all of our bases to ensure the safety of all participants including visitors, students, faculty and staff."

McNair said reviewing fire safety tips is important, especially since there are many visitors to Baylor's campus for the bonfire. "It's not just Baylor students who attend. We get a lot of visitors from the community and we want everyone to have a safe and fun evening."

The annual bonfire will be at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the Fountain Mall, located just south of Moody Memorial Library on the Baylor campus.

Central Texas Security and Fire will provide training and extinguishers for Chamber members. For more information about the training, contact McNair at 744-7269.

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