Living in a Boston apartment can create certain issues of security. By becoming more conscious, exercising common sense and taking precautionary measures, you improve your chances of remaining safe.

  • Trust your instincts. They are the most reliable guides
  • Always lock your apartment door even when you are home
  • Never open your door to anyone you don’t know — always ask for ID
  • Never leave your valuables in plain view. Always lock your car and/or bicycle
  • Keep windows locked when you are not home or sleeping
  • Keep emergency numbers by the phone or refrigerator
  • Know your neighbors. Choose someone in case of emergency
  • When walking, stay in a well-lit area and know where you’re going
  • Avoid traveling alone, if possible. Be aware, confident and cautious
  • Utilize Emerson College’s Safety Escort Program

Fire Safety

National Fire Protection Association
Safety information and fire prevention tips

Campus Firewatch
A monthly, electronic newsletter on campus fire safety

U.S. Fire Administration
Fire prevention tips, fire prevention campaigns and other safety information


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