Berkeley, IL (PRWEB) December 08, 2011
Paper towels are more than a maintenance headache. A trash can full of them is a leading cause of school fires. So free yourself from paper, and free yourself from worry. Switch to SMARTdri hand dryers by World Dryer. Theyre the secure solution for your school — and the smart choice for saving money.
Most school fires originate in restroom trash cans, and paper towels are a leading incendiary material. Bathrooms present children and young teens with a place to set a fire without having to contend with constant adult supervision, according to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS).
The U.S. Fire Administration says 31% of school structure fires in K-12 schools are contained to trash cans. But these fires can become pyres. At the Health and Science School in Beaverton, Oregon, an April fire in their restroom trash can caused $ 20,000 in damages. And last year, a 10th grade student was expelled and arrested for first-degree arson, after allegedly torching the boys restroom at an Oregon school. The incendiary material? A roll of paper towels.
Adolescents who understand the legal repercussions, yet continue to set fires, represent a growing problem. says NFIRS. The organization says 25% of school structure fires for grades K-8, and 47% of fires for grades 9-12, are incendiary or suspicious. School property damage from intentionally-set fires totals $ 40.8 million per year.
Clearly, a trash can of paper towels can invite fire damage and destruction. So during National Arson Awareness Week, May 1 to 7, support World Dryers Paper-free Means Worry-Free campaign. Its easy to do. Just replace paper towels with SMARTdri hand dryers in your school restrooms. Youll be standing up for safety.
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