The Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Act informs prospective and current students of the policies, concerns, and fire safety conditions that are present at the institution in which they have applied or are enrolled.
The Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Act serves to increase campus fire safety awareness across the nation, providing students and their families with the fire safety records of colleges and universities. Signed into law on August 14, 2008, this amendment requires post-secondary institutions to publicly display fire safety information and statistics.
UNC - Pembroke has developed this web-site with all the required information for viewing. Please take time to review our statistics and fire safety information. Let us know if you have any questions in regards to fire safety. We can be reached daily at 910.521.6792 or firstname.lastname@example.org to answer any questions.
What you need to know
The annual fire safety report is included with a report required by the Jeanne Clery Act on crime statistics.
Campus fire logs
Click here to view a log of campus fires:
What On-campus Student Housing fires are reportable under the law?
Fire incidents are defined in the Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting:
This definition contains two descriptions of fire. The first is “any instance of open flame or other burning in a place not intended to contain the burning.”
Some examples are:
- trash-can fire
- oven or microwave fire
- burning oven mitt on a stove
- grease fire on a stovetop
- flame coming from electric extension cord
- burning wall hanging or poster
- fire in an overheated bathroom vent fan
- couch that is burning without any flame evident
The second type of fire is “any instance of open flame or other burning in an uncontrolled manner.” Some examples are:
- chimney fire
- gas stove fire
- fuel burner or boiler fire
- All fires that meet the definition regardless of:
– whether the fire results in injury, death or property damage
– incidents that violate UNC-Pembroke's fire safety policies.
Even though we prohibit the burning of candles in dorms, a lit candle doesn’t meet the definition of a fire. If drapes catch fire due to brushing against a lit candle, the burning drapes meet the definition.
- Fires on the roof or the outside walls of a building even if the fire doesn’t reach the inside.
- An incident where there is evidence that there was burning, for example, a singed electrical cord.
- Fires in parking facilities and dining halls that are physically attached to, and accessed directly from, on-campus student housing facilities. “Accessed directly from” means that an individual can enter the parking area or dining hall directly from the housing area without leaving the building. Note: if there is a vehicle fire (i.e., a fire that is confined to a vehicle) in a student housing facility parking garage, this is not a student housing facility fire. However, if there is a fire in the garage that spreads to a vehicle, or if a vehicle fire spreads to the garage, this is a student housing facility fire.
- Fires reported to any official at your institution (e.g., to a residence life officer), not just campus fire authorities or campus security authorities.
Do not include
- Sparks or smoke where there is no open flame or other burning.
- Incidents such as burnt popcorn in a microwave that triggers the fire alarm or smoke detectors but where there are no open flames or other burning.
- Attempted arson in cases where there is no open flame or burning. (Attempted arson must be included along with statistics for completed arson in your Clery Act crime statistics, however. See “Types of Criminal Offenses,” no. 7 in Chapter 3 for more information about Arson.).
- Fires in parking facilities and dining halls that are not physically attached to and accessed directly from on-campus student housing facilities, even if the facilities are reserved for the use of residents in those housing facilities.
- Incidents that violate UNC-Pembroke fire safety policies but do not meet the definition of a fire.