Security and Safety Reports

Annual Fire Safety ReportThe University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)

Annual Fire Safety Report

Provided by the UTMB Department of Internal Investigations

Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) Annual Fire Safety Report(On-Campus Student Housing Fire Statistics)

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) amended the Clery Act and established  requirements for colleges in the area of fire safety and reporting. All Title IV eligible institutions that participate in Title IV programs and maintain on-campus student housing facilities are required to publish an annual fire safety report that outlines the fires safety systems, policies, practices, and statistics of the university. Colleges must report only those fires that occur within an on-campus student housing facility. Colleges may not simply report all fires that occur anywhere on campus. Colleges must report on the number of fires (if any) that occur in the on-campus student housing facility, the cause of each fire, the number of injuries (that resulted in treatment at a medical facility) and deaths from such fires (including someone who dies within a year from injuries sustained in a campus fire), and the value of fire-related property damage. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) regulations and commentary indicate that both the Annual Security Report (ASR) and the Annual Fire Safety Report can be distributed to the campus community in a single document or in separate documents. If reported separately, each report must contain information on how to directly access the other.

The Annual Security Report and the Annual Fire Safety Report may be obtained by contacting:

UTMB Department of Internal Investigations, 2.318 Rebecca Sealy Bldg., 404 8th Street, Galveston, TX 77555-0134, Tel: (409) 747-5741; or the UTMB Police Department, 2.712 Rebecca Sealy Bldg., 404 8th Street, Galveston, TX 77555, Tel. 409-772-1503, during normal business hours Monday – Friday. These reports are also available on the UTMB web site ( Or, go directly to  and

UTMB Daily Fire Log / monthly fire report may be viewed in-person at:

UTMB Environmental Health & Safety, 1302 Mechanic St., Room 2.112, Galveston, TX 77555-1111, Tel. 409-747-0515.

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