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Campus Fire Safety Report
Compiled by the Park University Department of Campus Safety
In accordance to the Campus Fire Safety Right to know Act, the university provides statistics concerning fires in student housing.
Description of Student Housing:
Park University has had four residence halls for the years of 2008 and 2009;
Dearing Hall, Chesnut Hall, Herr House (2008 only) and Copley Quad Hall (2009 only). Residence halls are occupied by either undergraduates and or graduate students.
Each residence hall is equipped with a fire alarm system, fire extinguishers and has fire hydrants outside of the building. Copley Quad is the only residence hall equipped with a sprinkler system.
For the calendar years of 2008 and 2009:
There were 0 fires.
There were no injuries or deaths resulting from fires.
There was 0 dollars in property damage resulting from fires.
In 2010 Park University Campus Safety began compiling a Fire Incident Log. That log can be accessed by clicking the following link:
There are at least two annual fire drills conducted in all dormitories.
Fire safety Education is conducted during RA orientation in the fall and by request by any university department or university community member.
Policy on Portable Electrical Devices:
Smoking is prohibited in all university buildings. Candles, incense, hotplates… are also prohibited in all university buildings. See the Student Life Policies Handbook for a more complete list of restrictions (available online at http://www.park.edu/copleyquad/documents/HousingPolicies0910.pdf).
Procedures are lined out in the Student Housing Handbook (http://www.park.edu/copleyquad/documents/HousingHandbook0910.pdf).
Information on fires and fire safety is maintained by the Park University Department of Campus Safety. Fire Inspections are performed every fall by the Southern Platte Fire Protection District Fire Marshall
If A Fire, or Suspected Fire, is Encountered:
If a student or employee encounters an event in which a fire, or suspected fire, is present they should immediately initiate an evacuation of the building and immediately notify Campus Safety (ext. 6444) as soon as it is safe to do so.