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.
Fire Safety Resources
- Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Act (PDF)
- Appliances and Electrical Equipment Fire Hazards (PDF)
- Candles and Other Incendiaries Fire Hazards (PDF)
- Chemical Hygiene Plan for Davidson College (PDF)
- Emergency Equipment Inspection Policy (PDF)
- Davidson College's Smoking Policy (PDF)
- Life Safety Instructions Sheet (PDF) (post near your phone)
- Campus Police Fire Drill Program Policy and Procedures (PDF)
- Fire Alarm and Assembly Procedures (PDF)
Fire Safety Statistics
Fire Alarms and Drills
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.
Fire Safety - Tampering
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.