Glossary - F

Fire
Any instance of open flame or other burning in a place not intended to contain the burning or in an uncontrolled manner.
Fire-related death
Any instance in which a person - (1) Is killed as a result of a fire, including death resulting from a natural or accidental cause while involved in fire control, attempting rescue, or escaping from the dangers of a fire or (2) Dies within one year of injuries sustained as a result of the fire.
Fire-related injury
Any instance in which a person is injured as a result of a fire, including an injury sustained from a natural or accidental cause, while involved in fire control, attempting rescue, or escaping from the dangers of the fire. The term “person” may include students, employees, visitors, firefighters, or any other individuals.
Forcible sex offense
Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person''s will or not forcibly or against the person''s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent.
A. Forcible rape - The carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and/or against that person''s will or not forcibly or against the person''s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or because of his/her youth).
B. Forcible sodomy - Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly and/or against that person''s will or not forcibly against the person''s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
C. Sexual assault with an object - The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against that person''s will or not forcibly or against the person''s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
D. Forcible fondling The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person''s will or, not forcibly or against the person''s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
Four-year institution
A postsecondary institution that offers programs of at least 4 years duration or one that offers programs at or above the baccalaureate level. Includes schools that offer postbaccalaureate certificates only or those that offer graduate programs only. Also includes free-standing medical, law or other first-professional schools.