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College students Lauren Petersen and Lacy Siddall lost their lives in an off-campus apartment fire on April 22, 2012. This fire safety video honors their memory and creates awareness to protect other students. Lauren and Lacy
This video was produced through a donation from the women’s families and their attorneys Ted Gianaris, of Simmons Hanly Conroy, and Thomas Long, of Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C., and a partnership with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Residence Life Cinema, and Switch.
“We hope Lacy and Lauren’s story will educate landlords, students and even parents about fire prevention for college students living in both on- and off-campus housing,” the families said in a joint statement.
The video is available to 200 colleges and universities nationwide through Residence Life Cinema’s educational programming library. Since it’s release in April 2016, it has been viewed by more than 20,000 college students.
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