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Fire Safety Report

FIRE SAFETY REPORT FOR 2008-2010

RESIDENCE HALLYEARFIREINJURYDEATHVALUE+
Bethel Hall 2008 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
Bixler Hall 2008 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
Botwinik Hall 2008 1 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
1132 Campbell Ave. 2008 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
1136 Campbell Ave. 2008 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
Dunham Hall 2008 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0
2010 1 0 0 0
17-19 Simon Pl.
(Forest Hills Bld. 3)
2008 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
21-23 Simon Pl.
(Forest Hills Bld. 4)
2008 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
22-24 Simon Pl.
(Forest Hills Bld. 1)
2008 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
26-28 Simon Pl.
(Forest Hills Bld. 2)
2008 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0
2010 1 1* 0 0
Bergami Hall
(Formerly known as New Hall)
2008 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
15 Ruden St. 2008 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
19 Ruden St. 2008 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
21 Ruden St. 2008 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
Sheffield Hall 2008 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
Soundview Hall 2008 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
Winchester Hall 2008 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0


*Minor burn from cooking oil.   +Value of property damage.

There was one minor fire in 2008 when a piece of paper on an interior residence hall door was ignited. The paper self-extinguished. There was no damage (other than to the paper), and there were no injuries. There were no reported fires in on-campus residence halls during calendar year 2009.

All on-campus residence halls are fully sprinklered and equipped with emergency lighting. Both systems have battery back-up. All residence halls are equipped with portable fire extinguishers. The UNH Police Department maintains a daily Fire Log that is open to public inspection. The log is required to list all fires in on-campus residence halls. Each sleeping area is equipped with a local smoke detector, and rated fire doors. All hallway and elevator smoke detectors and pull stations put the building into general alarm. Residents are warned through the use of audible signals and strobe lights. The building alarm is monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The monitoring service contacts the Allingtown Fire Department as well as the University of New Haven Police Department which brings all levels of response. Fire evacuation drills are conducted once each semester in each residence hall. Residents are trained in evacuation procedures and are instructed to meet at predetermined meeting places.

State law and University regulations prohibit smoking in all residence halls. Possession of fireworks, any combustible or explosive composition, or any substance or article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration, or detonation is prohibited on campus. Incense burners, candles, extension cords, halogen lamps and all open flame devices are strictly prohibited in residence halls. The only permitted extension cord-type device is a UL approved power strip with a built-in circuit breaker. The only portable electric appliances permitted in residence halls are those with acceptable power requirements and that have the UL seal of approval. Periodic fire safety inspections are conducted by the Allingtown Fire Marshal and by the Residence Life staff.

Any fire should be immediately reported to 9.1.1. (West Haven Emergency Reporting System). Notification must also be made to the University of New Haven Police Department 203.932.7070. Other notifications, as needed, will be made by the UNH Police Dispatcher. The Residence Life staff trains students in fire safety, and evacuation procedures. Additionally, all freshmen residents are encouraged to participate in an online fire safety program (NIFAST) that educates them on correct fire safety procedures, evacuation routes for the particular dormitory they are housed in, and awareness of fire suppression systems currently available on campus. Faculty and staff are referred to the University’s Emergency Response Plan which is available on the UNH web site. Students from the Fire Science and EMS Club are also conducting regular checks of portable fire extinguishers to confirm that inspections are up-to-date. They are also conducting tests of emergency lighting and AEDs.