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Current Statistics

BLS Calls 1,642
Fire Calls 360 
BLS Calls 4,600
Fire Calls 880
Fire Drills 2
Fire Prevention 22
Firehouse Tours 0
Public Displays 13
Attendance 1,625
Child Seat Installation 69
Smoke/CO Alarm Installation          311

Dorm room fire Safety


• Look for fully sprinklered housing when choosing a dorm or off-campus housing.
• Make sure you can hear the building alarm system when you are in your dorm room.
• If you smoke, smoke outside and only where it is permitted, Use sturdy, deep, non tip ashtrays. Don’t smoke in bed or when you’ve been drinking or are drowsy.
• Fires in dormitories are more common during the evening hours, between 5–11 pm, and on weekends.
• Roughly six out of seven fires in dormitories are started by cooking. ! !
• If you live in a dormitory, make sure your sleeping room has a smoke alarm, or your dormitory suite has a smoke alarm in each living area as well as the sleeping room. For the best protection, all smoke alarms in the dormitory suite should be interconnected so that when one sounds, they all sound.
• If you live in an apartment or house, make sure smoke alarms are installed in each sleeping room, outside every sleeping area, and on each level of the apartment unit or house. For the best protection, all smoke alarms in the apartment unit or house should be interconnected so that when one sounds, they all sound.
• Test all smoke alarms at least monthly. • Never remove batteries or disable the alarm. • Learn your building’s evacuation plan and practice all drills as if they were the real thing. • If you live off campus, have a fire escape plan with two ways out of every room. • When the smoke alarm or fire alarm sounds, get out of the building quickly and stay out. • Stay in the kitchen when cooking. • Cook only when you are alert, not sleepy or drowsy from medicine or alcohol. • Check with your local fire department for any restrictions before using a barbeque grill, fire pit, or chimenea. • Check your school’s rules before using electrical appliances in your room