Greeks ‘Get on the Truck’ to save lives

Fraternity and sorority members at Carolina joined forces with the Chapel Hill Fire Department to conduct off-campus housing inspections and help install smoke alarms.

The service project is part of the national “Help Save a Life, Get on the Truck” campus fire safety campaign coordinated by the Michael H. Minger Foundation and funded by a Fire Prevention and Safety Grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Gov. Bev Perdue helped kick off the national campaign earlier this month at the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house, site of a fatal fire in 1996.

The campaign will encourage student to participate in fire safety community service projects with their fire departments during September, National Campus Fire Safety Month. Carolina also conducted a Campus Fire Safety Fair Sept. 23 on Polk Place.

Watch the project in action.