Davidson College has developed this web-site with all the information required by the Campus Fire Safety Right to Know Act. 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 704-894-2178 to answer any questions. Thank you for choosing Davidson College and we look forward to helping you through your educational career.
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, much as they already do with other safety statistics, such as campus theft and assault. 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.
Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Language gives specifics on what is required by the act.
Appliances and Electrical Equipment are discussed as fire hazards in this document.
Candles and Other Incendiaries are discussed as regulated fire hazards in this document.
All eighteen pages of the Chemical Hygiene Plan for Davidson College can be found in this document.
The Emergency Equipment Inspection Procedure is outlined in this document.
Davidson College's Smoking Policy
Life Safety Instructions sheet that can be posted near your telephone.
Campus Police Fire Drill Program policy and procedures.
What to do when a Fire Alarm sounds.
Fire Safety Statistics
The Campus Fire Report lists all fire calls on campus for 2011.
The Residence Hall Fire Equipment chart lists what kind of fire safety equipment is installed in the various student housing buildings.
Fire Alarms and Drills
Never assume that a fire alarm is a drill or false alarm. Remain calm and evacuate the facility. Evacuation is mandatory for all individuals when the fire alarm is sounding. 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.