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    Fire Safety procedures are available on the Public Safety Department webpage under; Emergency Procedures. Additional training in fire procedures is provided in fire drills that are conducted several times a year in both residential and non residential buildings.

     

    2011 Annual Fire Safety Report


    2011 Resident Hall Fire:

     

    • 7/7/11: Fire in Lynam Hall. Fire due to cooking. No structural damage, injuries or loss of life.
    • 10/31/11: Fire in Aquinas Hall. Fire due to overloaded outlet. No injuries or loss of life. Only damage to the outlet.

     
    2010 Annual Fire Safety Report


    2010 Resident Hall Fire: 

     

    • 1/10/10:  Fire in Fitzpatrick Hall Resident Room 514.  Fire due to overloaded extension cord.  No structural damage, injuries or loss of life. 

    Fire Drills


    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. 
     

    Fire Safety Systems 


    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 
        

      • Aquinas Hall: The Hall is equipped with fire extinguishers on each floor, lighted Exit signs, smoke detectors, sprinkler system, emergency stairwells and both audible and visual fire alarm alerts. The Hall is also equipped with all systems required by the City of Columbus Fire Code. 
      • Fitzpatrick Hall: The Hall is equipped with fire extinguishers on each floor, lighted Exit signs, smoke detectors, fire hoses on each floor, emergency stairwells and both audible and visual fire alarm alerts. The Hall is also equipped with all systems required by the City of Columbus Fire Code.
      • Lynam Hall: The Hall is equipped with fire extinguishers on each floor, lighted Exit signs, smoke detectors, sprinkler system, emergency stairwells and both audible and visual fire alarm alerts. The Hall is also equipped with all systems required by the City of Columbus Fire Code.
      • Sansbury Hall: The Hall is equipped with fire extinguishers on each floor, lighted Exit signs, smoke detectors, fire hoses on each floor, emergency stairwells and both audible and visual fire alarm alerts. The Hall is also equipped with all systems required by the City of Columbus Fire Code.
      • Siena Hall: The Hall is equipped with fire extinguishers on each floor, lighted Exit signs, smoke detectors, sprinkler system, emergency stairwells and both audible and visual fire alarm alerts. The Hall is also equipped with all systems required by the City of Columbus Fire Code.