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S.Res. 104 (112th): A resolution designating September 2011 as “Campus Fire Safety Month”.

The text of the bill below is as of Aug 2, 2011 (Resolution Agreed to by Senate).

Source: GPO



1st Session

S. RES. 104


March 17, 2011

(for himself, Ms. Collins, Mr. Levin, Mr. Sanders, and Mr. Menendez) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

August 2, 2011

Committee discharged; considered and agreed to


Designating September 2011 as “Campus Fire Safety Month”.

Whereas, each year, States across the Nation formally designate September as Campus Fire Safety Month;

Whereas, since January 2000, at least 143 people, including students, parents, and children have died in campus-related fires;

Whereas 85 percent of those deaths occurred in off-campus residences;

Whereas a majority of college students in the United States live in off-campus residences;

Whereas a number of fatal fires have occurred in buildings in which the fire safety systems had been compromised or disabled by the occupants;

Whereas automatic fire alarm systems provide the early warning of a fire that is necessary for occupants and the fire department to take appropriate action;

Whereas automatic fire sprinkler systems are a highly effective method of controlling or extinguishing a fire in its early stages, protecting the lives of the building's occupants;

Whereas many college students live in off-campus residences, fraternity and sorority housing, and residence halls that are not adequately protected with automatic fire sprinkler systems and automatic fire alarm systems;

Whereas fire safety education is an effective method of reducing the occurrence of fires and reducing the resulting loss of life and property damage;

Whereas college students do not routinely receive effective fire safety education during their time in college;

Whereas it is vital to educate young people in the United States about the importance of fire safety to help ensure fire-safe behavior by young people during their college years and beyond; and

Whereas, by developing a generation of fire-safe adults, future loss of life from fires may be significantly reduced: Now, therefore, be it

That the Senate—


designates September 2011 as “Campus Fire Safety Month”; and


encourages administrators of institutions of higher education and municipalities across the country—


to provide educational programs to all students during September and throughout the school year;


to evaluate the level of fire safety being provided in both on- and off-campus student housing; and


to ensure fire-safe living environments through fire safety education, installation of fire suppression and detection systems, and the development and enforcement of applicable codes relating to fire safety.