Fire Safety

Wellesley College Annual Campus Sercurity and Fire Safety Report

 

Fire Safety & Emergency Evacuations

At Wellesley College we all have responsibility for fire and life safety.  An important part of each person’s responsibility is being familiar with your surroundings and following these guidelines to ensure the safe and timely evacuation of all building occupants during a man-made or natural emergency:

  • Locate the two exit pathways from your space.  Count the number of doors between your room and the exits. This can assist you during an emergency evacuation.

  • Know where the fire alarm pull stations on your floor are so they may be activated in the event of a potential life-threatening emergency.

  • Do not block fire extinguishers and other fire safety equipment – maintain these areas for quick and easy access at all times.

  • Keep egress paths clear - this includes hallways and stairwells.  Do not store furniture, file cabinets, etc in these areas.

  • Ensure that fire doors are kept closed at all times.  

 

Acad/Admin Buildings

Office Evacuation

Handout - What Staff & Students Should Know about Building Evacuations

OSHA Evacuation Plans and Procedures eTool - What is an Emergency Action Plan

 

For Students in Residence Halls

Fire Safety Tips from the US. Fire Safety Adminstration

  • Cook only where permitted and never leave cooking unattended
  • No smoking inside buildings
  • Do not overload electrical outlets
  • Never leave candles burning unattended
  • Have an escape plan and always have an alterntavie exit

Handout - What Students Should Know about Building Evacuations

Bi-Weekly Inspection Forms for Fire Chiefs

Campus and Dorm Fire Safety Information from NFPA

American Burn Assocation - Leaving Home Safely - A Guide to Fire/Burn Safety for College Students Living AWay from Home for the First Time

The Michael H. Minger Foundation - provides a series of online videos a "Guide to Teaching Fire Safety to Students with Disabilities"

Emergency Evacuation Floor Plans for Residence Halls  are available by contacting EHS x 3882

 

Important Information for Everyone

Fire Extinguishers - OSHA's Extinguisher Basics

The NFPA Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities was developed in response to the emphasis that has been placed on the need to properly address the emergency procedure needs of the disability community. This Guide addresses the needs, criteria, and minimum information necessary to integrate the proper planning components for the disabled community into a comprehensive evacuation planning strategy. This Guide is available to everyone in a free, downloadable format from the NFPA website at www.nfpa.org.

Safe Use of Extension Cords and Power Strips

 

Links

United State Fire Administration - Info for College Campuses

The Center for Campus Fire Safety - Everyone Graduates!

Department of Homeland Security

OSHA Information on Fire Safety

Campus Fire Watch. An Electronic Newsletter providing key fire safety information specific to college & university campuses.

National Safety Council. Fact Sheet on Home Fire Prevention and Preparednes.

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