A message from the Public Safety Department

A message from the Public Safety Department

Please be careful while driving and walking through the construction area that is taking place on NE 2nd Avenue between 116th and 119th Streets.

Please do not leave personal items unattended in common areas around the campus.

Since the cold weather is upon us, Public Safety would like to remind the Barry Community that:

Each year fire claims the lives of 3,400 Americans, injures 17,500, and causes billions of dollars’ worth of damage. All heating equipment needs space – keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment. Supervise children whenever a wood stove or space heater is being used. Have a three-foot "kid-free" zone around open fires and space heaters.

Information on electric space heaters:

Only buy heaters that have been evaluated by a nationally recognized laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Check to make sure it has a thermostat control mechanism and will switch off automatically if the heater falls over. Heaters are not dryers or tables; don't dry clothes or store objects on top of your heater. Plug space heaters directly into wall outlets and never into an extension cord or power strip. Always unplug your electric space heater when not in use.

You can stop by our Crime Prevention office located in Thompson Hall room 111 for more crime prevention and safety tips.

Barry University reminds its students, faculty, staff and visitors that continued caution and vigilance are necessary components of your own personal safety and the safety of all in the Barry community. We encourage all to report crimes and/or suspicious behavior to Public Safety by calling 305-899-3333 or visiting www.barry.edu/publicsafety/silentwitness.htm, a confidential way of providing information via Barry's website.

Keep up-to-date on campus safety by checking out our periodic updates on Bucwis and Barry News. For more information about Barry's Public Safety Department, visit http://bucwis.barry.edu/publicSafety/.