Campus Fire Safety Right to Know Act

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.

Duke 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 919-684-5609 to answer any questions. Thank you for choosing Duke University and we look forward to helping you through your educational career.

  1. Higher Education Opportunity Act
    1. Full Version (PDF)
    2. Fire Safety Excerpt
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Fire System Description Documents
    1. Residence Halls Fire Systems
    2. Tampering with Fire Systems
  4. Fire Drill Information
    1. Fire Drill Program University only
    2. Fire Drill Program Instruction
  5. Policies and\or Rules
    1. Portable Electrical Appliances
      1. Electrical Wiring & Appliances
      2. Halogen Lamps
    2. Smoking
    3. Open Flames
    4. Evacuation
      1. Evacuation Instruction
      2. Evacuation Procedure
      3. Evacuation OESO FS Division Operating Instruction
    5. Education & Training
      1. Students
        1. Training Available to the Students
        2. Freshman Introduction to Campus Fire Safety
      2. Faculty
      3. Staff
  6. Improvement Plans
    1. Future Plans for Upgrades
    2. Fire Alarm Concerns
  7. Fire Incident Documents
    1. 2017
    2. 2018
    3. 2019
    4. 2020
    5. 2021
  8. Campus Fire Safety Right To Know Act Annual Reports
    1. 2016
    2. 2017
    3. 2018
    4. 2019

View the Annual Clery Campus Security Report