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www.campusfiresafety.org. MISSION. CONNECTING & RE-CONNECTING. Serve as a national advocate for improved fire protection and prevention at colleges and universities. Provide educational materials and training programs that promote, expand and strengthen campus fire safety.

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mission
MISSION

CONNECTING

&

RE-CONNECTING

  • Serve as a national advocate for improved fire protection and prevention at colleges and universities.
  • Provide educational materials and training programs that promote, expand and strengthen campus fire safety.
  • Engage researchers, staff, students, parents, industry and the community to work toward more fire safe campuses.
guiding principles
GUIDING PRINCIPLES
  • Make students more aware of the personal responsibility that they have in fire safety.
  • Educate and inform parents about fire safety so that they can make educated decisions about where to send their children.
  • Encourage schools to upgrade their fire safety through market forces and legislative efforts that will provide incentives to provide higher levels of fire safety.
  • Total fire protection relies on a “balanced” approach
ccfs activities
CCFS ACTIVITIES
  • Educational programs
    • Webinars
    • On-site classes
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CCFS ACTIVITIES
  • Educational programs
    • Webinars
    • On-site classes
  • Focal point for information
ccfs activities2
CCFS ACTIVITIES
  • Educational programs
    • Webinars
    • On-site classes
  • Focal point for information
  • Working with lawmakers
ccfs activities3
CCFS ACTIVITIES
  • Educational programs
    • Webinars
    • On-site classes
  • Focal point for information
  • Working with lawmakers
  • Media monitor/campaign
ccfs activities4
CCFS ACTIVITIES
  • Educational programs
    • Webinars
    • On-site classes
  • Focal point for information
  • Working with lawmakers
  • Media monitor/campaign
  • Supporting programs
committees
COMMITTEES
  • Professional Development, Education & Events - to develop training programs, events, products and services that enhance the technical skills and professional knowledge of CCFS’s members. The committee’s primary responsibilities include: planning and implementing the annual Campus Fire Forum, professional development seminars (PDS) and other specialty training programs offered, or co-sponsored by CCFS.
  • Codes & Standards - charged with assessing and promoting proposals for changes in national model codes, industry and reference standards as they relate to college and university infrastructures.
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COMMITTEES
  • Government Affairs - monitor and inform membership of proposed and/or new laws, rules, and regulations that are likely to impact fire and/or life safety at colleges and universities, primarily, but not limited to, the national level. The committee often participates in rule development, prepares comments and testimony, and otherwise works to influence rulemaking. The committee helps members easily find relevant information on government regulations, as well as develop and provide other compliance assistance to higher education institutions.
  • Membership - to serve and increase our membership base of high caliber fire and life safety professionals from colleges and universities as well as other who have an interest in campus fire safety. Also provides guidance regarding elements pertaining to membership and member benefits/services in the organization. It is comprised of members who are knowledgeable about best practices in the capacity-building field.
membership
MEMBERSHIP
  • Regular Members: Persons who have responsibility for fire safety programs, policy and/or practices on a college or university and governmental officials who have an interest in, or responsibility for, fire safety programs on or with a college or university.
  • Associate Members:Those persons interested in the goals and objectives of the Center, but are not eligible for Regular membership.
  • Affiliate Members: Persons, businesses, corporations or organizations/associations interested in the affairs of the CCFS but who are not eligible for a Regular or Associate membership.
advocates in the promotion of campus fire safety
Advocates in the Promotion of Campus Fire Safety

Campus Fire Safety

Right-to-Know Act

the campus fire safety right to know act
The Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Act

Included as part of the reauthorization of the Higher Education Opportunity Act

Original bill was sponsored by Congressman Pascrell and Senator Lautenberg, both of New Jersey, and requires colleges to report fire safety information to the U.S. Department of Education.

regulatory language
Regulatory Language
  • Each eligible institution…that maintains on-campus student housing facilitiesshall, on an annual basis, publish a fire safety report, which shall contain information with respect to the campus fire safety practices and standards of that institution, including—
annual fire safety report
Annual Fire Safety Report
  • A description of each on-campus student housing facility fire safety system
  • The number of fire drill(s) held during the previous calendar year
  • Policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in a student housing facility
  • Policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in a student housing facility
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Annual Fire Safety Report
  • Policies regarding fire safety education and training programs provided to students, faculty, and staff
    • must describe the procedures that students and employees should follow in the case of a fire
    • For purposes of including a fire in the statistics in the annual fire safety report, a list of the titles of each person or organization to which students and employees should report that a fire occurred
    • Plans for future improvements in fire safety, if determined necessary by the institution
fire statistics
Fire Statistics
  • Publish in annual fire safety report statistics for 3 most recent calendar years, for on-campus student housing only --
    • Number of fires and the causes of each fire
    • Number of injuries related to a fire that result in treatment at a medical facility
    • Number of deaths related to a fire
    • Value of property damage caused by a fire
definitions
Definitions
  • Fire:Any instance of open flame or other burning in a place not intended to contain the burning or in an uncontrolled manner.
  • Fire drill: A supervised practice of a mandatory evacuation of a building for a fire.
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Definitions
  • Fire-related injury:Any instance in which a person is injured as a result of a fire, including an injury sustained from a natural or accidental cause while involved in fire control, attempting rescue, or escaping from the dangers of the fire. The term person may include students, faculty, staff, visitors, firefighters, or any other individuals.
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Definitions
  • Fire-related death:Any instance in which a person is killed as a result of a fire, including death resulting from a natural or accidental cause while involved in fire control, attempting rescue, or escaping from the dangers of a fire. Dies within 1 year of injuries sustained as a result of the fire.
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Definitions
  • Fire safety system:Any mechanism or system related to the detection of a fire, the warning resulting from a fire, or the control of a fire including-
    • Sprinkler or other fire extinguishing systems
    • Fire detection devices
    • Stand-alone smoke alarms
    • Devices that alert one to the presence of a fire, such as horns, bells, or strobe lights
    • Smoke-control and reduction mechanisms
    • Fire doors and walls that reduce the spread of a fire
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Definitions
  • Value of Property Damage: The estimated value of the loss of the structure and contents, in terms of the cost of replacement in like kind and quantity, including
    • Contents damaged by fire
    • Related damages caused by smoke, water, and overhaul
    • Does not include indirect loss, such as business interruption
fire log
Fire Log
  • Must maintain a fire log that records any fire that occurred in an on-campus student housing facility
    • By date the fire was reported
    • Written and easily understood
    • Includes the nature, date, time and general location of each fire
  • An entry, or an addition to an entry, must be made within two business days of the receipt of information
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Fire Log
  • Fire log for the most recent 60-day period must be open to public inspection during normal business hours.
    • Any portion of the log older than 60 days must be available within two business days of a request for public inspection
evacuation policies
Evacuation Policies

Must include a statement of policy regarding emergency response and evacuation in annual report

  • Procedures to be used to notify campus community upon confirmation of significant event
  • Description of process to confirm incident and initiate the notification
  • Methods to test emergency response and evacuation procedures
    • documentation
reason for the data project
Reason for the Data Project
  • There was not a clearinghouse for campus fire data that encompasses the entire community:
      • On Campus
      • Off Campus
      • Greek Housing
      • Laboratory / Classroom
how it came to be
How it Came to Be

This past year, funding was received funding from the Department of Homeland Security to start collecting fire data for campuses across the country

At the same time we looked at the requirements proposed under the Campus Fire Safety Right to Know Act

how will the data be used
How Will the Data Be Used?

Participation in this program will help the Center better identify the problems campuses face related to fire on campus.

From this data, the Center will be able to create new training programs that will help you mitigate the risk of fire on your campus.

who will use the data
Who Will use the Data?
  • This data will also help find creative new solutions to the issue of fire safety in the campus community:
    • Fire Protection Engineers
    • Technical Code Committees
    • Fire Service
    • Fire Safety Educators
    • Legislators
    • Insurance
    • Fire Protection Industry
privacy and security of information
Privacy and Security of Information

The data is secure and not available for others to see

Registered uses have the ability to run reports and measure their school statistics against the state, region or on a national level

The Center will also provide reports that show where problems are and from that find schools that are successfully solving problems and share their success stories

what type of data is collected
What Type of Data is Collected?
  • the number of fires and the cause of each fire
  • the number of injuries related to a fire
  • the number of deaths related to a fire
  • the value of property damage caused by a fire
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