Fire Safety Report

If you desire a printed copy of the Fire Safety Report you may print this webpage or you may request a printed copy by contacting the Student Life Office.

In Case of Fire

  • Activate the fire alarm system on your way out if possible.
  • Dial 911
  • When you are safe please notify:
    • Campus Security 920-206-2370 or
    • Facilities Management 920-285-9314 or
    • Welcome Center 920-206-2370.
  • Fire alarms and smoke detectors in the residence halls (except in Day Hall) are not connected to the fire department in any way, so calling 911 for an emergency is absolutely necessary).
  • Evacuate the building – Evacuation escape routes are posted on each dormitory floor and in each classroom. Do not run, shove, yell, scream, or push.
    • For safety and modesty, make sure that you are appropriately dressed for the weather if at all possible.
    • If you are in the shower, immediately get some clothes on and get outside.
    • When you leave a room, close, but do not lock, the door behind you.
    • When evacuating from a residence hall – report to your Room Leader once you have made it to the evacuation area:
      • Armitage – Lawn between Armitage and railroad track.
      • Carey– Lawn on inside of the “quad.”
      • Day – Lawn on far side of parking lot/drive.
      • Gould – Lawn behind Residence Hall.
      • Hilsen – Lawn on far side of parking lot/drive.
      • Judson– Lawn on inside of the “quad.”
      • Leland – Lawn north of the parking lot.
      • Melford – Lawn on far side of parking lot/drive.
      • Spurgeon – Lawn on inside of the “quad.”
      • Weeks – Lawn behind Residence Hall.
      • Houses—Meet in the area designated for your dorm.
    • In the event of a fire, you will be directed to a different dorm or other alternative shelter.
    • Do not return to the building until an all-clear message is given.

Annual Fire Report and Log

If a fire has occurred on campus, the Campus Safety Committee should be notified so that their designee may record the fire in the Fire Log. The fire log is maintained with the Crime Log located in the Student Life Office with the Director of Security and is available to view upon request. The Fire Report below is taken from the fire log annually.
The Campus Safety Committee consists of
  • Campus Safety Chair – Mark Stevens
  • Vice President of Business Affairs – Mark Stevens
  • Dean of Students – John Davis
  • Facilities Manager – Werner Lumm
  • Director of Security – Tim Johns
  • Director of Communications – Peter Wright
  • Director of Human Resources – Kevin Montney
  • Athletic Representative – Ann Bolton
  • Faculty Representative – Janet Tschida
  • I.T. Representative – Sean McGrail
  • Residence Supervisor – Victoria Turner
Annual Fire Report201220132014
Number of fires that occurred in on-campus student housing.000
Causes of each fire.n/an/an/a
Number of persons that received treatment in a medical facility or in the Student Health Center for the reported fires.000
Number of deaths related to the reported fires.000
Value of property damage caused by the fires.$0$0$0

On Campus Housing Fire Safety Systems and Fire Drill Report

The chart below lists the fire safety systems for the on-campus housing buildings. Fire safety is very important and the administration believes that the future improvements to on-campus housing fire systems will include
  • A main alarm update for Gould Hall to include smoke detectors tied directly to the alarm.
  • An update of Armitage, Carey, Gould, Hilsen, Judson, Leland, Spurgeon, Melford, and Weeks main fire alarms to directly notify the fire department.
Alarm Pull Stations connected to the main alarmXXXXXXXXXX
Smoke detectors in rooms not connected to main alarmXXXXXXXXXX
Smoke detectors in rooms
connected to
main alarm
Smoke detectors in hallways connected to main alarmXXXXXXXXX
Smoke detectors in hallways not connected to main alarmX
Main alarm soundsXXXXXXXXXX
Main Alarm contacts the Fire DepartmentX
Sprinkler system in all areas with sensors that detect heat from fireX
Fire extinguishers on each floorXXXXXXXXXX

Fire Drills Conducted During the Previous Calendar Year

Residence HallArmitageDayCareyGouldHilsenJudsonLelandMelfordSpurgeonWeeksHouses
# of Fire Drills22222122110

Fire Safety Policies

These are fire-safety issues and must be taken seriously. We need to work together to prevent any situations that would create a safety threat. The university does not have formal classes or training programs provided for students or employees regarding fire safety. However, fire safety policies and evacuation information are reviewed with the faculty and staff during in-service meetings; new students review the policies in new student orientation; and on campus students receive fire safety information, training, and participate in at least two drills per year.
  • Do not tamper with smoke detectors, fire alarm pull stations or fire extinguishers. These should be used only in the event of an emergency.
    • Any tampering with fire alarms, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, etc., will be dealt with as a serious infraction. Problems with the fire safety equipment located in the Residence Halls need to be reported to the Residence Supervisor as soon as possible.
  • Do not remove batteries from smoke detectors.
  • No kind of open flame is allowed in a residence hall at any time. This includes candles, incense burners, or any other kind of flame.
  • Cooking is not allowed in residence hall rooms (cooking in residence hall rooms is the second leading cause of fires in residence halls in this country).
  • Halls and stairways must be kept clear. This is so that you can safely leave the building in case of an emergency, and so that emergency personnel can move freely in the building if they are needed.
  • Gasoline, lead acid batteries, explosives, spray paint, propane, charcoal lighter fluid, and fuel burning engines of any kind may not be brought into, stored in, or worked on in dorms.
  • Open flames (candles, incense burners, horseplay involving fire, etc.) are not allowed in dorms.
  • Electric space heaters and other portable heat sources are prohibited in the dorms.
  • Halogen lamps are not permitted in the dorms.
  • Locked exterior doors of the dormitories are not to be propped open.
  • Surge-protected power strips should be used instead of extension cords. Plugging multiple items into the same outlet can overload circuits and is a potential fire hazard.
  • Be careful to unplug hair dryers and curling irons after use. Make sure that they are placed in an area where they cannot cause damage or contact combustibles.

Also see Dorm Safety and the Annual Security Report.