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New Law Helps Prepare N.Y. Students for Fires

Magazine article University Business

New Law Helps Prepare N.Y. Students for Fires

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New York public and private colleges are now required to give every student written information about fire safety in residence halls and off-campus housing. Known as the Kerry Rose Fire Sprinkler Notification Act, it was named after one of three victims of the deadly fire that burned through a Marist College off-campus housing unit in January 2012.

The notices must describe the fire alarms and any other safety systems located in the housing unit, including whether or not iris equipped with a fire sprinkler system. It must also include information on how to access the college's campus fire safety report. The law took effect immediately when it was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in July.

Paul Martin, president of The Center for Campus Fire Safety, a national nonprofit, says federal law requires all higher ed institutions to compile and report fire safety information to the U.S. Department of Education. But New York is the only state requiring colleges and universities to distribute the information to every student, he says. …

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