STATE FIRE MARSHAL
• OFFICE OF THE ILLINOIS •
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(PA’s #111, 112-1500-10/08)
Illinois State Fire Marshal
1035 Stevenson Drive
Springfield, IL 62703-4259
Permit No. 432
The Higher Education Opportunity Act, containing key provisions form the Campus Fire Safety-Right-to-Know
Act, was signed into law by President George W. Bush on August 14, 2008. The bill will require colleges and
universities to report fire safety information to the U.S.Department of Education, including:
The number of residence hall beds protected by automatic fire sprinkler systems
and fire alarm systems.
The number and severity of fires each year.
The number of students injured or killed by fires.
The amount of fire prevention training provided to students.
Policies relating to fire safety.
Descriptions of the fire protection equipment (alarms/sprinklers) in each
on-campus housing unit.
This legislation was signed less than a month before the launch of National Campus Fire Safety Month. The
annual event took place this year on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on September 9, 2008. Now in its fourth
year, the event raises awareness for fire safety on college campuses across the country.
New Legislation Requires
Colleges and Universities to Report
Fire Safety Information