Right to Know Act

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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 information provides 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.

Montclair State University 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 973-655-5401 to answer any questions. Thank you for choosing Montclair State University and we look forward to helping you through your educational career.

Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Act

I.  On-Campus Student Housing Fires Statistics

A. 2013

2013 Fire Statistics

B. 2012

2012 Fire Statistics

C. 2011:

2011 Fire Statistics

D. 2010:

2010 Fire Statistics

E. 2009:

2009 Fire Statistics

II.        Life Safety Systems

III.       Fire Drills:

Our department conducts four fire drills, during the academic year.  There are two fire      drills during the fall semester and two during the spring semester.  These drills are supervised and mandatory.

IV.       University Policies:

A.        List of prohibited items

B.        Smoking Policy

C.        Evacuation Procedures

D.        Training information:

Per the University’s Fire Evacuation Plan, all members of the University community are responsible for reviewing the fire evacuation plan.  The Department of Fire Safety offers fire safety training to all Residents, Community Assistants, and various departments throughout campus.  Fire Safety training for specific departments is always available through a request made by the unit supervisor.