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About The Center

We are the voice of over 4000 campus fire & life safety officials. 

  • The Center for Campus Fire Safety (The Center) is a non-profit, membership based, organization devoted to reducing the loss of life from fire at our nation's campuses.
  • The Center serves as the focal point for the efforts of a number of organizations and also as a clearinghouse for information relating to campus fire and life safety.
  • Our reach is throughout North America with growing international membership.


Mission Statement:

  • To be the national leader for improved fire and life safety at all colleges and universities by providing resources and educational programs to the greater campus community, and by assessing and promoting proposals for changes in national model codes, industry and reference standards as they relate to college and university infrastructure.
  • To serve as a national advocate and information resource for improved fire protection and prevention to the greater campus community.
  • To provide educational materials and training programs that promote, expand and strengthen campus fire and life safety.
  • To engage researchers, staff, students, parents, industry and the community to work toward more fire safe and secure campuses.

Guiding Principles:

  • Make everyone more aware of the personal responsibility that they have in fire safety.
  • Educate and inform parents and students about fire safety so that they can make educated decisions.
  • Encourage schools to upgrade their fire safety through market forces and legislative efforts that will result in incentives to provide higher levels of fire safety.
  • Total fire protection relies on a “balanced” approach.

Vision Statement:

  • The elimination of the loss of life and property associated with campus related fire incidents through systems comprised of education, engineering and enforcement.


  • Remain the nations premiere non profit organization dedicated to fire and life safety in the Campus Community.
  • Develop self-sustaining revenue source(s) to comprise at least 50% of annual Center operating expenses.
  • Grow organization both internally and externally.
  • Offer the most comprehensive fire awareness educational programs to campus communities.
  • Provide a library of fire and life safety information including quality, relevant materials for all sectors of the campus community.
  • Support the nationwide issue of campus fire and life safety by actively participating in the development of codes and standards.

If your organization is interested in being a part of The Center, please contact us for details on how you can become a sponsor and help to further the cause of campus fire safety and be a visible part of this growing and vital mission.

Learn more about our Non-Profit status