Are the Cedarville University residence halls and academic buildings up to fire codes/safety regulations?
All of the University’s buildings meet National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and Ohio Fire Codes based on standards relative to building style/construction, use grouping and year of construction. In fact, many of our resident halls and other buildings actually exceed standards by having both fire alarm and sprinkler systems, in conjunction with digital communication devices that contact local fire departments immediately when an alarm is set off.
Does the University regularly check its fire safety equipment?
The University Campus Security Office
oversees both the installation and maintenance of fire safety equipment. Each month campus security personnel check the condition and working order of fire detection equipment in our campus buildings and residence halls. In addition, outside fire protection contractors test and service the buildings, sprinklers, alarms, and smoke detectors annually. The local Fire Marshal also inspects all campus buildings in conjunction with the Campus Security Office on an annual basis and reports any issues that require correction and ensures compliance.
Does the University hold fire drills?
The University plans three to four scheduled fire drills per year and utilizes these drills as opportunities to evaluate and improve student and staff response time to fires. Campus Security personnel are trained to assist the Cedarville Township Volunteer Fire Department in evacuations for fire drills and alarms.
What residence life rules has the University established to help prevent fires?
No candles, hot plates, grills, or a number of other possible fire-producing items (listed in the current Student Handbook
) are allowed in the residence halls. Tampering with or misusing fire alarms, firefighting equipment or safety equipment can result in suspension.