As students return to their colleges and universities, the US Senate has unanimously declared September as Campus Fire Safety Month. The bill is referred to as Senate Resolution 104 and stresses the need to educate young people in regards to the importance of fire safety during college years and beyond. According to the bill, 143 people have died in campus-related fires since January 2000. Campus-related fire deaths have been decreasing, from 20 in the 2006-2007 academic year, to six in 2010-2011. The decrease can be attributed to education and awareness programs, such as Campus Fire Safety Month. Please visit for more information regarding campus fire safety.