Fire Safety Report
- Applies to:
- Current Students
- Last updated: March 6, 2018
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires two safety-related requirements from institutions that participate in federal student financial aid programs. These two requirements are:
Institutions must keep a fire log that states the nature of a fire, date, time and general location of each fire in on-campus student housing facilities. Calvin College complies with this rule by including all fire-related incidents in the Daily Crime Report and Fire Log.
Annual Fire Safety Report
Institutions with on-campus student housing facilities must publish annually a fire safety report that provides information on campus fire safety practices and standards. Calvin College complies with this regulation by including all fire-related incidents at on-campus student housing facilities as part of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Information contained in this annual fire safety report includes number and cause of fires at all on-campus student housing facilities; number of fire-related deaths; related injuries; value of fire-related property damage; information on evacuation procedures; fire safety education and training programs; fire safety systems in each student housing facility; number of regular mandatory supervised fire drills; and policies on smoking and open flames.
If a fire occurs in any building, community members should immediately notify Campus Safety by dialing the emergency number #3-3333 from any campus phone or (616) 526-3333 from any cell phone. Campus Safety will respond to the scene as well as contact the Grand Rapids Fire Department to respond. If a member of the Calvin community finds evidence of a fire that has been extinguished, and the person is not sure whether Campus Safety has already responded, that member should immediately notify Campus Safety to investigate and document the incident.
The campus fire alarm systems alert community members of potential hazards. Community members are required to heed an activated fire alarm system and evacuate a building immediately. Use the nearest available exit to evacuate the building. Gather outside at least 300 feet away from the building at designated gathering places. Emergency Liaisons will assist with evacuations. Community members should familiarize themselves with the exits in each building.
Occupants should use the stairs to evacuate the building, avoiding the use of an elevator. If you are caught in the elevator, push the emergency phone button. The emergency phones in elevators on campus will ring to the dispatcher at the Campus Safety Department.
Fire Protection Equipment/Systems
All residential buildings and academic buildings are equipped with automatic fire detection and alarm systems which are monitored by the Campus Safety Department 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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