State University of New York

Fire Safety at Dormitories (Follow-Up Report)

A total of 37 schools in the SUNY system (including community colleges and statutory colleges not operated by the State) have on-campus dormitories housing about 70,000 students in total. These dormitories must be inspected at least annually for fire hazards, and campus officials must perform fire drills at certain times during the academic year. In audit report 2005-S-61, we examined the campusesí compliance with these and other fire safety regulations and found that the campuses were in compliance with the regulations. We also identified opportunities for SUNY to strengthen certain aspects of its fire safety programs, and when we followed up on these matters with SUNY officials, we found that they had implemented our audit recommendations.

For a complete copy of Report 2007-F-29 click here.