Annual Fire Report

This report contains information related to fire safety in campus housing at William Woods University, in accordance with the requirements of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. The WWU Department of Residential Life creates this report annually, relying on information provided by collaborative partners, including but not limited to the WWU Safety.

The WWU Department of Residential Life maintains the campus housing fire log and reports fire statistics annually in conjunction with the “Annual Crime Report” that provides information in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Security Crime Statistics Act.

Fire Statistics & Fire Log

The WWU Department of Residential Life maintains the campus housing fire log and all statistics on fires and related injuries, death, and loss in campus housing as defined by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 in section 668.49.

For the years 2006-2008, there were no reportable fires within campus housing. There were no reportable fires in 2009.

Student Residences
 

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Fires

N/A

N/A

0

0

0

Damages ($)

N/A

N/A

0

0

0

Injuries

N/A

N/A

0

0

0

Fatalities

N/A

N/A

0

0

0

Fire Safety Systems

Fire alarm systems in undergraduate housing consist of manual pull stations, visual/audible alarm devices and integrated automatic detection devices; addressable smoke (Ion) detector/sounder bases (Horns) and heat detectors. Smoke detectors are located in individual sleeping rooms, corridors, common areas and heat detectors in mechanical rooms/laundry rooms. Fire alarm system is monitored 24/7 by an off-site contractor (Central Dispatch Company) and automatically sends a test signal every 8 hours.

Fire alarm systems in graduate and staff housing consist of stand alone smoke detectors.

Fire Alarm Information (PDF)

Fire Drills

Mandatory supervised fire drills are conducted once each semester in the fall and spring.Drills begin after the first five weeks of classes during the hours of 6pm and 11pm when the majority of students are present. A total of 27 drills were conducted, on campus, during 2009.

Procedures for Evacuation of Campus Housing

  • Immediately turn on lights. If odor of gas is detected, do not turn lights off or on.
  • Close all windows.
  • Put on shoes and wrap for protection.
  • Get a bath towel. If time permits, wet it. Placed over nose, it will block smoke inhalation.
  • Leave room quickly. Close all doors, but leave them unlocked in case heavy smoke forces you to return.
  • Proceed in an orderly evacuation (walk, don’t run) via the stairs and nearest exits. DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS.
  • Do not take time to collect valuables. They can be replaced-you cannot.
  • Leave building quickly and silently and proceed immediately to your designated assembly area. At the assembly area, be as calm as possible and cooperate with Residential Life and other university staff as they attempt to determine that everyone is out of the building.
  • Return to the building when directed to do so by the residential life staff.

After exiting the building, no one should re-enter the building for any reason until an authorizing agency (WWU personnel in charge, Fulton Fire or Fulton Police personnel) has given the all clear. Be it known that at a fire incident scene where the fire department has been summoned, the highest-ranking fire department official is in command and control of the scene. All buildings must be evacuated any time an alarm is sounded. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action. This procedure should be followed every time the fire alarm is activated.

Evacuation Areas

Hall Assembly Area

Allen Hall

Across the street by Senior Lake bridge entrance

Atkinson Hall        

Across 12th Street (in grassy area)

Bartley Hall

Across 12th Street (on corner)

Booth Hall

Grassy area across the street (by flag pole)

Brockman Hall

Grassy area across the street

Cockrell Hall

Grassy area across the street

Harmon Hall

Across 12th Street (in grassy area)

Jones Hall

West of Senior Lake Bridge

Lambert Hall

Grassy area across the street

Randall B. Cutlip

Across the green bridge (in the parking lot)

Serena Hall

Grassy area across the street

Smith Hall

Across the street north of Senior Lake Bridge

Stone Camp-Bell Apartments

Grassy area behind Harmon Hall

Swearingen Hall

Across the street south of Senior Lake Bridge

Virginia Cutlip

Grassy area across the street

Fire Safety Education and Training Programs

All WWU Residential Life staff members are trained based upon standard university protocols for fire safety, with an additional training session on specific protocols for Community Advisors (CAs).

Reporting of Fire Safety Information.

All fire safety concerns should immediately be reported to WWU Safety at 573-592-4387. Information related to fire safety reporting for campus housing should be submitted to the

Director of Residence Life & Campus Safety at 573-592-1191 or reslife@williamwoods.edu.

Plans for Future Improvements in Fire Safety

There are no planned improvements to date.

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