On August 14, 2008, President George W. Bush signed the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. This law requires any institution maintaining on-campus student housing to issue an annual fire safety report. The report is to include statistics regarding the number and causes of fires, number of fire injuries and deaths and value of property damage. It must also include information on each on-campus student housing fire safety system, the number of regular mandatory fire drills, fire safety policies, education programs, and plans for any needed fire safety improvements.
Central College developed its Fire Evacuation Plan to ensure all students and employees are safely and rapidly evacuated from a facility. This report is designed to inform the Central community – students, prospective students, parents, and employees – on how fires have affected the College’s residential facilities during the specific time period listed.