Resident Halls: Fire Drills are conducted at least one (1) time per semester. Academic Buildings and Administrative Buildings: Fire Drills are conducted a minimum of once per calendar year. A total of eleven Fire Drills were conducted in the residence halls in 2010. A total of five Fire Drills were conducted in non residential buildings on campus.Fire Evacuation Procedures: All students are required to evacuate the residential buildings for all alarms, including fire drills. Public Safety along with the Resident Assistants (RA's) will check each floor if safe to do so to insure that students have left the building. Students are instructed to avoid using elevators during Fire Drills and Fire Alarms. During evacuations all students and staff meet at a staging area approximately 50 yards from the residential facilities. During inclement weather students will be brought to the gym. Once at the staging area or the gym, students will be accounted for by the Resident Life staff. In the event there are injuries to students or staff there is a predetermined Triage Staging Area so that local EMS can attend to injuries with little to no delay.
All Residential Buildings are equipped with audible and visual (strobe light) alarms to alert occupants of a fire alarm. Per Columbus, Ohio Code all Residential Buildings are equipped with fire extinguishers, pull stations and smoke detectors. All Residential building alarm panels are monitored by an outside agency that alerts the ODU Public Safety Department and dispatches the Columbus Fire Department. Institutional Rules for Use of Electrical Appliances University policy does not allow students to use the following appliances inside any residential facility; coffee pots, George Foreman type grills, toaster ovens, hot plates or any other appliance that would have an open burner or flame. The burning of candles and incense is prohibited. Refridgerators are limited to a 4.2 cubic foot size or smaller. Students are encouraged to use surge protectors to plug in all appliances. Fire Safety Systems by Residential Building
Public Safety Officer on Duty 24/7(614) 251-4700
Student Center, Suite 116Ohio Dominican University 1216 Sunbury Road Columbus OH 43219 Office: (614) firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday- Friday8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.