The Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Act is an amendment to the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This amendment serves to increase campus fire safety awareness across the nation, providing students and their families with the fire safety records of colleges/universities. Signed into law by President George W. Bush on August 14, 2008, this amendment requires post-secondary institutions to publicly display fire safety information and statistics. This act provides information to prospective and current students about the policies, concerns, and fire safety conditions that are present at the institution in which they have applied or are enrolled.
Evacuation is mandatory for all individuals when the fire alarm is sounding. Never assume that a fire alarm is a drill or false alarm. Remain calm and evacuate the facility. Anyone who fails to evacuate may face disciplinary action. Remember to follow the instructions of the emergency responders. Do not re-enter the facility until authorized. If you have any information regarding the alarm, present that information immediately to the responding emergency personnel.
False alarms, damage, theft, or misuse of fire detection, alarm, or extinguishing equipment are punishable under the criminal law provision of the North Carolina Statute 14-286.