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House Proceeding 10-06-09 on Oct 6th, 2009 :: 0:32:20 to 0:38:25
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Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:32:16 to 0:32:36( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: stistics on fires and injuries that occur as a result of the fires. information on various fire safety rules and regulations. and information about training provided to students, faculty, and staff. our nation's college students should be able to live on campus with the confidence that they will be safe in oiler dorms, apartments, their dorms, apartments, or

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:32:20 to 0:38:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:32:37 to 0:32:58( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: other housing. this will take a key sp toward ensuring greater awareness of this issue. i urge my colleagues to join in supporting this resolution and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from colorado. mr. polis: thank you, madam speaker. i would like to recognize the gentleman from new jersey, sponsor of the resolution, mr. pascrell, for as much time as

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:32:59 to 0:33:19( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pascrell: thank you, madam speaker. i thank the gentleman from colorado, ranking member. i rise today in strong support of h.r. 167 which recognizes the goals and ideals of the

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:33:20 to 0:33:41( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: campus fire safety month. we just marked the startof a new school year. for many college students across this great nation. this is an opportunity to teach students about the dangers that fires pose both on and off the campus. and the steps that students can

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:33:42 to 0:34:02( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: take in order to remain safe and secure. this year over 27 states and the united states senate have recognized the importance of campus fire safety month. i am proud that the house will soon join them in bringing awareness to this critical issue.

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:34:03 to 0:34:25( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: madam speaker, i first became deeply involved in the issue of campus safety after experiencing the aftermath of a catastrophic fire at seton hall university in south orange, new jersey, in 2000. that fire killed three young

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:34:26 to 0:34:46( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: freshmen, aaron carroll, frank, and john. that fire killed those three young freshmen an it could have been avoided. it wounded and injured 58 other students in a dorm on campus. one of those students who were severely burned came from my

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:34:47 to 0:35:08( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: city of paterson, new jersey. dana mccain. she was a survivor. and the reason why she got burned so severely? she was helping others escape the fire. since that tragedy we have seen thousands of fires rage through campuses and off campuses in

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:35:09 to 0:35:29( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: our colleges and universities. killing 135 students since january of 2000. many of these deaths could have been prevented through effective fire prevention, education, and awareness. improved building and fire codes and legislation at the local and state federal levels. a key to this is a -- engaging

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:35:30 to 0:35:51( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: today's college student, making them aware of their personal responsibility. for fire safety and the role they play in protecting themselves, their friends, and roommates. to reinforce this message the theme for this safety month is fire safety is part of living. we are making progress. we passed the campus fire safety right to know act.

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:35:52 to 0:36:13( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: i introduced that with congressman joe wilson. it was signed into law last year. its provisions will soon go into effect nationwide. and i can remember and mr. wilson can remember, how universities and colleges some of them recalstrants who fought us on this. parents have a right to know

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:36:14 to 0:36:35( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: what's going on on that campus when their students, when their children apply to that college. whether they take it seriously or they don't take it seriously . we need to require colleges and universities to provide those same students and parents with the report of the school's campus fire safety policies and record providing a powerful incentive

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:36:36 to 0:36:56( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: for them to voluntarily upgrade their safety systems and sav lives. educating students about fire safety during their time in school will have a strong impact on the choices they make in the future. that is why i'm working on new legislation that will provide schools with the resources to develop and deliver new and

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:36:57 to 0:37:17( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: innovative campus fire safety education programs to their students. on september 17, 2009, the wlaunch of the fifth annual national campus fire safety month was held right here on capitol hill. my brother mr. wilson was there. at that event i met with and spoke to a contingent of people

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:37:18 to 0:37:38( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: from across the nation, including 20 students from the university of north carolina at chapel hill. parents who had lost children in campus related fires. fire officials and advocates who came together for this launch to discuss the important issues of campus fire safety and the legislation currently moving through the congress.

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:37:39 to 0:38:00( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: they were led by four national leaders and campus fire safety. including campus fire watch, the congressional fire services institute, the ohio fire safety coalition, and the university of north carolina at chapel hill. i want to commend everyone who came to capitol hill and the country who workirelessly

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:38:01 to 0:38:22( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: each day to educate our kids, our students, our sons, our daughters. their families, faculty, and staff about the danger of fires on the campuses of our universities and colleges. far too many families have had to suffer the unbearable horror of losing a loved one right at the beginning of a promising life.

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:38:23 to 0:38:27( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: i willontinue to work hard every day to make our colleges

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