The US Department of Education requires colleges and universities to post to the community an annual Fire Safety Report. The report must include:
- The number of fires in each on-campus housing facility.
- The number of deaths related to the fire.
- The number of injuries related to the fire that resulted in treatment at a medical facility.
- The value of property damage related to the fire.
- A description of the fire safety system for each on-campus student housing facility.
- The number of fire drills held the previous calendar year.
- The university’s policies regarding portable electrical appliances, smoking and open flames in student housing facilities.
- Procedures for student housing evacuation.
- Polices for fire safety education and training programs for students, faculty and staff.
- A list of titles of each person or organization to which individuals should report that a fire has occurred.
- Plans for future improvements in fire safety, if determined necessary by the institution.
- The institution must maintain a “Fire Log” that is available upon request to any person.
University Fire Policy
In case of a fire a campus building or residence hall, the OLLU Police Department should be contacted at 210-431-4022, Monday - Friday from 8:00AM to 4:30PM or by dialing 210-433-0911 or extension 0911 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The San Antonio Fire Department can be reached directly at 911, or 207-SAPD (7273) for non-emergencies.
Fire alarm procedures upon discovering a fire
• The most important thing to remember in any emergency is to remain calm. • Activate the building fire alarm and initiate evacuation procedure.
• Contact the University Police at 210-433-0911 or extension 0911 immediately.
• Do not hang up the phone! Wait for the officer to terminate the conversation.
• Leave the building immediately and await the Fire Department outside to direct them to the fire scene.
• Do not use the elevators in a fire; they will stop if the power fails, possibly trapping you between floors.
• Never enter a burning building or attempt to fight the fire yourself.
• Treat each fire alarm as a real fire, until positively determined otherwise by the proper authorities.
The OLLU Police Department also asks for your help in eliminating campus fires and fire hazards.
1. Do not overload electrical circuits. This can result in a fire.
2. Candles, fireworks, incense, open flames and appliances with open heating elements are prohibited.
3. Dispose of all waste as soon as possible.
4. Do not block hallways, stairwells, exits or fire exits.
5. Familiarize yourself with fire evacuation procedures for your office/work building or residence hall.
6. Report any abuse of fire extinguishers or alarms.