1. Procedures for reporting a fire or other emergency.
If you believe there is a fire emergency (defined below) please do the following:
1) Pull the nearest fire alarm pull station to activate the alarm.
2) Evacuate the building.
3) Call Campus Safety and Fire Department at (315) 228-7911 if using a cell phone and 911 if using a campus phone, (information as to what caused the alarm or the location of the emergency will be useful to responding personnel).
4) Cooperate with Campus Safety and Firefighters with crowd control.
When you call the Campus Safety Department and/or the Fire Department:
1) Be sure to inform the dispatcher if you or others have actually seen a fire or smelled smoke.
2) Whenever possible, remain available to direct firefighters or University officials to the scene.
1) University fire alarms are not directly connected to the Fire Department.
2) You must EVACUATE the building whenever a fire alarm is sounded (see evacuation procedures in the next section).
3) The sending of false fire alarms undermines fire safety and is a hazard to firefighters and occupants. Individuals sending false alarms are subject to state criminal penalties and will also be referred for disciplinary action. Violators may be suspended or expelled.
Fire Emergency Defined:
A fire emergency exists when, but not limited to, the following conditions occur:
2. Underlying evacuation strategy and means of implementation.
Once a fire alarm is activated:
When a fire alarm is sounding all occupants will:
If there is a fire:
Occupants requiring assistance:
Ways to help occupants who require assistance:
6. Identification of Those Responsible for the Maintenance of Various Fire Safety Protection Systems.
· Responsible for all sprinkler system maintenance and repairs on campus.
· At times will outsource major repairs or new construction projects if the task is too great for in house trade.
· Responsible for all fire alarm systems maintenance and repairs on campus.
· Responsible for the maintenance of all fire detection devices on campus.
· Responsible for maintenance of all temporary battery operated fire detection devices on campus and testing thereof on monthly intervals.
· Responsible for the maintenance of all emergency lighting devices and testing thereof on campus.
· At time will outsource major repairs or new construction projects if the task is too great for in house trade.
3. Colgate University Campus Safety Department responsibilities:
· Responsible for ensuring that emergency evacuation drills are carried out in every building in a frequency to comply with the New York State Fire Code.
· Ensures that information is provided for students, staff and faculty on fire evacuation procedures.
· Provide organized fire safety training sessions as required and/or requested.
· Assign personnel to check fire extinguishers throughout the campus to ensure that extinguishers are in the proper place and are in working order.
· Provide alternate measures for life safety during any shutdown of fire protection equipment. Note: During the shutdown of fire protection equipment the Campus Safety department staffs the building with an officer specifically assigned to a fire watch detail.
· Assist with State Fire Safety Inspections of the University.
· Assist with Local Code Inspections of the University.
· Outsourcers sprinkler inspections contractors to ensure all sprinkler systems are properly maintained.
4. Custodial Staff responsibilities.
· Responsible for promptly removing all combustible waste from areas where waste is placed for disposal.
5. All students, staff and faculty member’s responsibilities:
· Keep all fire doors closed, including but not limited to laundry room doors, doors leading to stairways, and doors leading to exit corridors at all times.
· Keep stairways, landings, hallways, passageways and exits (inside and outside) clear of obstruction at all time.
· Do not permit combustible materials to accumulate in any part of a stairway, fire escape or other means of egress or elevator or ventilation shaft.
· Do not permit combustible waste materials to accumulate in quantities or locations where they will create fire hazards.
· Keep access roadways, fire routes and fire hydrants clear and accessible for fire department use.
7. Identification of Those Responsible for the Safekeeping of Any Fuel Sources on the Premises
The Environmental Health and Safety Office is responsible for chemicals on campus. The EH&S office along with Buildings and Grounds over sees the operations of all fuel sources on campus. Campus Safety also subcontracts REM fire solutions for semi-annual inspections of the fire suppression systems.
Environmental Health and Services (315) 228-7994.
Buildings and Grounds (315) 228-7131.
Campus Safety (315) 228-7333.
Electric Shop (315) 228-7140
Plumbing Shop (315) 228-7139
Preventive Maintenance (Building and Grounds after hours) (315) 228-7468.
9. Provisions for delivery of an announcement within 10 minutes of a public gathering or performance as to appropriate emergency exiting procedures.
When an event is held in an area where the occupant load exceeds 50 people the facilitator, instructor, speaker, stage manager, and/or any other person “in charge” of the event shall announce the following items 10 minutes prior to said scheduled event, for the purposes of life safety, restriction of any amount of property damage, and limiting the effect an emergency will have on said event:
1) Identify where the emergency exits are located and that they should be used in a safe and orderly fashion if an emergency should occur.
2) Indicate the location of pull stations that can be used if an emergency is identified.
3) Indicate that once the building is evacuated to meet in a safe location at least 100 feet from the building and in a location that is not blocking fire lanes so that emergency vehicles can respond.
Also prior to the event, the facilitator, instructor, stage manager, and/or other person “in charge” will (if applicable) designate responsibilities to him/herself or assisting staff:
1) Shut down any critical operations and/or equipment and systems that could cause an emergency situation to worsen, before evacuating the building.
2) Notify ushers of there responsibilities to get the public out of the building safely during an emergency situation by strategically placing themselves in an area to help direct the public to there emergency exits.