Annual Fire Safety ReportThe University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
Provided by the UTMB Police Department
Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) Annual Fire Safety Report(On-Campus Student Housing Fire Statistics)
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) / Clery Act and its accompanying regulations have established new 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 number of injuries 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. Department of Education (DOE) regulations and commentary indicate that both the Clery Annual Safety Report (ASR) and the Annual Fire 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 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 iUTMB (http://www.utmb.edu/iutmb.asp). At bottom, right, see Security/Services and click on Campus Security Report and Fire Safety Report links. Or, go directly to http://www.utmb.edu/securityreport/ and http://www.utmb.edu/firesafetyreport/