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 in a campus building or residence hall, the OLLU Police Department should be contacted at 210-431-4022, Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or by dialing 210-433-0911 or extension 0911 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The San Antonio Fire Department can be reached directly at 911, or 207-7273 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
Eliminating campus fires and fire hazards
- Do not overload electrical circuits. This can result in a fire
- Candles, fireworks, incense, open flames and appliances with open heating elements are prohibited
- Dispose of all waste as soon as possible
- Do not block hallways, stairwells, exits or fire exits
- Familiarize yourself with fire evacuation procedures for your office/work building or residence hall
- Report any abuse of fire extinguishers or alarms