Annual Fire Safety Reports on Student Housing

Muscatine Community College

Reporter Name:

 

Housing Manager:

Ben Huntington/Amy Fagan

Year Reported on:

2016

Date:

January 2017

Fire Safety Reporting: fires, injuries and damage

Circle the number of fires that occurred:
(includes stove fires)

12345678 ZERO

State the cause of each fire reported above:

 

Circle the number of injuries related to these
fires that resulted in treatment at a medical facility:

12345678 NONE

Circle the number of deaths related to a fire:

12345678 NONE

Estimate the value of property damage caused by a fire:

Personal Items: $0

College Property: $0

Muscatine Community College

Reporter Name:

 

Housing Manager:

Cynthia Hampton

Year Reported on:

2016

Date:

May 22, 2017

Fire Safety Reporting: fires, injuries and damage

Circle the number of fires that occurred: 
(includes stove fires)

12345678 ZERO

State the cause of each fire reported above:

 

Circle the number of injuries related to these 
fires that resulted in treatment at a medical facility:

12345678 NONE

Circle the number of deaths related to a fire:

12345678 NONE

Estimate the value of property damage caused by a fire:

Personal Items: $0

College Property: $0

Fire Safety Reporting: policies, drills, plans for improvement

Describe the policy for mandatory, supervised, fire drills on campus: be sure to include how many drills are required and whether or not the fire department presence is required

Mandatory drills are completed by residents at the start of each semester within the academic year – Two during the fall semester and two during the spring semester.  All residents are in attendance and the housing manager is in charge of the programming.  Local fire departments are not present at the meetings/drills.  Additional education is completed during the move-in period. 

Provide a description of measures taken to provide for student housing facility safety: be sure to include a description of sprinkler system-types and locations throughout the building, the number of fire extinguishers and maintenance schedule.

In addition to mandatory fire drills, the Fire Department attends a building meeting to talk about fire safety and demonstrates how to use a fire extinguisher. This program is mandatory for all student housing residents. Covered information: not overloading outlets, power strips, and extension cords, policies regarding lamps and smoking policies. Cause and effect are provided with examples of student housing fires that have happened in previous years. Renter’s insurance information is included with their housing packets to protect their valuables in case of fires.

The fire alarm system is a main panel in Nyweide Scott Hall is 120V AC primary power supply, with secondary battery backup. There are eight manual (pull) stations located in the hallways, 31 smoke detectors, and 14 heat detectors located in the ductwork. The fire alarm system is monitored by Per Mar Security. There are three fire extinguishers on each floor in the hallway, for a total of 9 fire extinguishers in the building. Fire extinguishers are located at the end of each hallway and one located in the middle section of each hallway. The fire alarm system was inspected by a local alarm service vendor. The fire sprinkler system is a wet-type standpipe, internal sprinkler, with alarm devises. The system, including the backflow preventer assembly, was inspected by a local sprinkler service vendor.

Inspections of the fire sprinkler system are done annually. Maintenance is performed if identified in the annual report. Muscatine Fire Department does an annual walk-through of all facilities.

Visual inspections by maintenance and housing manager are completed monthly and an annual inspection is performed by the fire protection vendor. City Inspector was her during October 2015 to do city inspections and return in 2 years.


State the procedures for evacuation and describe policies regarding fire safety education and training program provided to students, faculty and staff In Nyweide Scott Hall, emergency exit routes are located in each apartment directing students in evacuation situations.  There are seven smoke alarms located within each apartment.  A smoke alarm is in each bedroom, each vanity, and the living room areas.  Each alarm is hardwired and each smoke alarm has secondary battery back-up.  Batteries are changed annually or when a low battery is reported.  There are nine sprinkler heads in each apartment. Sprinkler heads are located in each bedroom, each vanity area, the living room area, and each hallway. Fire drills are held on a regular semester basis, and campus safety programming is held at the beginning of each semester.
Describe the policies/rules regarding portable electrical appliances, smoking and open flames in student housing facility

Muscatine Community College is a smoke-free, alcohol free, and tobacco free campus.  Our policy is as stated:  “Due to fire and sanitation hazards, space heater, halogen torchiere lamps, and sun lamps may not be used in apartments.  When using electrical appliances, power strips with built-in circuit breakers must be used.  The use of extension cords as permanent wiring is not permitted and multi-plugs are not allowed.”   In addition, hot plates, space heaters, and candles are not allowed.  The use of any open-flamed devises within the building is prohibited.  

Please state all plans for future improvements in fire safety if determined necessary by the institution During the 2017 year demonstrations will be provided to both students and housing employees for proper use of fire extinguishers.