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Fire Safety Report 

NCMC publishes the Annual Fire Safety Report, in compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Student Right-to-Know and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Statistics on fires and fire safety in campus housing are provided for the three most recent calendar years. To obtain a paper copy of this report, contact the Dean of Student Services at 660-359-3948, Ext. 1400.

Reporting Procedures:

If a fire or smoke is observed, activate the fire alarm and evacuate the building. The Trenton Fire Department (or local fire department at outreach locations) should be contacted immediately by calling 911. As soon as it is reasonable to do so, report the occurrence of all fires to the Dean of Student Services at 660-359-3948, ext. 1400 so accurate fire statistics may be kept and for reporting purposes.


Fire Statistics at NCMC:

2010


Residence hall

Selby

Ellsworth

Total Fires

0

0

Date of Fires

N/A

N/A

Time of Fires

N/A

N/A

Cause of Fires

N/A

N/A

Number of Injuries that require treatment at a medical facility

0

0

Number of Deaths

0

0

Value of Property Damage

0

0

Number of Fire Drills

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011


Residence hall

Selby

Ellsworth

Total Fires

0

0

Date of Fires

N/A

N/A

Time of Fires

N/A

N/A

Cause of Fires

N/A

N/A

Number of Injuries that require treatment at a medical facility

0

0

Number of Deaths

0

0

Value of Property Damage

0

0

Number of Fire Drills

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012


Residence hall

Selby

Ellsworth

Total Fires

0

0

Date of Fires

N/A

N/A

Time of Fires

N/A

N/A

Cause of Fires

N/A

N/A

Number of Injuries that require treatment at a medical facility

0

0

Number of Deaths

0

0

Value of Property Damage

0

0

Number of Fire Drills

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Safety Systems for Residence Halls and Apartments


Ellsworth Hall (est. 1994) – Men’s residence hall

Fire Alarm Panel System with smoke detectors and pull stations in hallways and common areas.

Hardwired smoke detectors with nine volt battery back-up in each residence room.

Fire extinguishers in hallways and lobby. There are no sprinkler systems in the residence halls.


Selby Hall (est. 1998) – Women’s residence hall – Dining Hall

Fire Alarm Panel System with smoke detectors and pull stations in hallways and common areas.

Hardwired smoke detectors with nine volt battery back-up in each residence room.

Fire extinguishers in hallways and lobby. There are no sprinkler systems in the residence halls.

Lower Level - Dining Hall

Connected to the upper level Fire Alarm Panel System with smoke detectors and pull stations in hallways and common areas.

Fire extinguishers in lobby, kitchen and dining areas.

Pro Chem PCL 550 Kitchen Hood Fire Suppression System.

NOTE: All alarm systems and extinguishers are inspected and serviced annually (August). Residence hall in-room smoke detectors have batteries replaced annually and are tested before each semester (fall and spring).


Residence Life Policies

NCMC has an alcohol/drug/weapon/tobacco free campus. All students are prohibited from having alcohol, drugs, and/or weapons on campus, or on their person at any time. Tobacco use is also prohibited on campus.

Candles, open flames, incense lighters, or matches are prohibited in campus housing due to their potential as fire hazards.

In residence halls, the following cooking appliances are prohibited from use: ovens, skillets, hotplates, crock pots, toasters, and electric heaters. Microwave and micro-refrigerator units are allowed in residence hall rooms as well as small coffee pots.
A listing of campus policies is available in the NCMC College Catalog,
http://www.ncmissouri.edu/publications/catalog/default.aspx


Fire Prevention

Students should take responsibility to ensure halls are free of fire hazards. Students shall ensure that all fire equipment, fire doors, and fire exits remain unobstructed in their residential hall. Open flames such as candles, incense, matches, or lighters, are prohibited due to their potential as fire hazards. Irons and cooking appliances should never be left on when the room is unoccupied. Electrical outlets should never be overloaded.
Fire trainings are conducted each semester to educate residence of what items are prohibited due to fire hazard, how to be careful with items that may present a fire hazard. What the procedures are in case of fire emergency. Fire drills are conducted to practice exiting the building safely, to prepare for the event of a fire.


Fire Evacuation Procedures
Residence Halls

If an alarm sounds in the residence halls, residents should check their immediate area for any obvious indications of a fire or other cause for the alarm. Remain calm.

Residence Life staff members will investigate the cause of each alarm, as long as it is safe to do so.
Residents should begin an immediate and orderly evacuation along the designated routes. Residents should not run and move quickly out the nearest exit.

They should exit the building and wait on the eastside of Mable Street (near Ketcham Center) for instructions or permission to re-enter the building. Do not leave the Ketcham area as staff will be attempting to account for all residents.

Residents should take their room keys with them and shut their door to prevent the spread of a fire. A staff member will check to make certain that rooms, baths, and closets are not occupied. Staff members will also check lobby areas of the hall. Anyone who does not evacuate or properly and quickly comply with the instructions of the staff member may face disciplinary action.

The residence hall staff will signal that the building is safe and ready for re-entry. No one is to re-enter until approval is provided by NCMC personnel.

Procedures for fire evacuation are posted in each student’s room. At the beginning of each semester, the Director of Residence Life notifies the Trenton Fire Department and Trenton Police Department of students who have identified themselves with physical mobility issues and any special assistance that might be needed.

On-Campus

In the event of a fire or fire drill all occupants are to evacuate the building. The evacuation should be done in a timely manner. Please stay calm and walk to the nearest exit. For specific evacuation routes, please reference the evacuation maps and crisis guides located in the doorway to the classrooms. Students with mobility impairment should inform their instructors what assistance they would require in case of an emergency. The student can, in conjunction with the instructor, ask for two volunteers from the class to assist in the event of an emergency. Instructors with mobility impairment should also ask for volunteers in the class to assist. All staff should inform their supervisor and co-workers of their needs in the event of an emergency and should know the locations of elevators and stairways in their buildings.

The elevators shall not be used to evacuate the building unless directed to do so by fire department rescue personnel. Evacuated personnel should stay a safe distance away from the building and out of the fire lanes. Instructors should predetermine a location his/her class will meet, when safely out of the building. Instructors shall ensure all of their students are aware of this location and can locate it. Custodians and Maintenance staff shall make sure that the emergency response personnel have access to the buildings. Instructors should take their class roster or other means of student accountability with them and account for every student in their class. In the case of a missing student, the instructor should notify their supervisor or a Dean immediately. Fire rescue personnel will then be advised that a student cannot be accounted for. In the event of a fire drill or a false fire alarm, a Vice-President will determine that it is safe to re-enter the building and will notify an “ALL CLEAR”. No one should re-enter the building until the “ALL CLEAR.”

In the event of a fire in the Alexander Student Center, staff have been instructed to evacuate the building and meet across Main Street to account for all parties.  If students or others are present, staff should direct them to evacuate the building and assist in keeping them out of the path of emergency personnel vehicles.  If the fire alarm does not sound but a fire is witnessed, the fire alarm should be pulled and people should exit the building. 

Students and staff at outreach locations should be familiarize themselves and follow the instructions for the respective buildings in which they are located.  Students and employees who witness a fire or become aware one has occurred should immediately call 911 and follow procedures for reporting fires.
The NCMC Crisis Management Plan can be found at:
http://www.ncmissouri.edu/about/Documents/crisis_plan.pdf


Fire Safety Education

Emergency procedures are discussed in hall meetings at the beginning of each semester and re-enforced at meetings throughout the year. Mandatory supervised fire drills are conducted once each semester in the residential facilities. Drills are scheduled in the evening to assure that the maximum numbers of residents are present to participate in the drill. During hall meetings at the beginning of the year, students are informed of evacuation procedures, fire-related policies and fire systems. Resident Assistants are trained to assist with fire emergencies and receive fire extinguisher training from the Trenton Fire Department twice during the year. Employees are also invited to attend fire extinguisher training and receive annual crisis management training covering fires, as well as other crises. Additional fire safety education programs are available upon request.


Fire Safety Inspections

All campus buildings are inspected annually (before the fall semester begins) by the NCMC Physical Plant. All fire alarms systems and sprinkler systems are inspected and tested annually. Also, all fire extinguishers are inspected and serviced on an annual basis.

Reporting Fires

Students and employees who witness a fire should immediately call 911 and as soon as practical, contact the Director of the Physical Plant, a Dean, the Vice President, or President.  If a student or employee is aware that a fire occurred and knows that it has not been reported to the College or is unsure, should report it to the Director of the Physical Plant, a Dean, the Vice President, or President. 


Title

Number

Director of the Physical Plant

1504

Dean of Student Services

1400

Dean of Instruction

1329

Dean of Allied Health

1310

Vice President of Instruction/Student Services

1300

President’s Office

1203

Improvements

North Central Missouri College annually reviews its Crisis Management Plan to determine if changes to fire policy and procedures are warranted. In addition, ongoing assessment of facilities is part of NCMC’s Strategic Plan. Current plans include the completion of Barton Farm Campus and required fire safety systems will be in place at completion. Plans also exist to renovate Geyer Hall and incorporate additional fire safety features.

 
Crime Information Statistics

NCMC publishes the Annual Public Safety Report, in compliance with the Federal Student Right-to-Know and the Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by NCMC; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault/misconduct and other matters. The Annual Public Safety Report can be accessed via the following link: http://www.ncmissouri.edu/about/Pages/safety-report.aspx. The College Catalog and Student Handbook, listing policies and procedures, can be found on the college website. http://www.ncmissouri.edu Paper copies of documents can also be obtained by contacting the Dean of Student Services, 660-359-3948 Ext. 1400.