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The following table shows, by Residential College , a description of each on-campus student housing facility fire safety system, as well as the number of fire drills held during 2011.

Murray State Residential Facility

Fire Alarm Monitoring at MSU Police Department

Sprinkler System

(Full or Partial)

Other Fire Extinguishing Devices

Smoke/Fire Detection Devices

Alert Devices

(horns, bells, strobe lights)

Smoke-control and reduction mechanisms

Fire doors and walls that reduce spread of fire

Evacuation Plans/Placards

Number of Evacuation (fire) drills each academic year

Lee Clark College

X

F

X

X

X

X

X

2

Elizabeth College(not occupied in 2011)

X

F

X

X

X

X

X

X

0

Hart College

X

F

X

X

X

X

X

2

Richmond College

X

F

X

X

X

X

X

2

Franklin College

X

F

X

X

X

X

X

2

Springer College

X

F

X

X

X

X

X

2

Hester College

X

F

X

X

X

X

X

X

2

New Richmond College

X

F

X

X

X

X

X

2

Regents College

X

F

X

X

X

X

X

2

White College

X

F

X

X

X

X

X

2

College Courts

X

X

X

X

X

0



Any device with an open heating element, including heaters, toasters and toaster ovens, is prohibited. Small heating units with enclosed coils such as a coffee pot or hot pot are legal. Enclosed popcorn poppers are legal provided they are used for popping corn only. Open flame burning of any kind is prohibited. Smoking is prohibited in all student housing facilities. Violation of any of these rules could result in disciplinary action and/or termination of the room and board contract.




Evacuation plans for each on-campus student housing facility have been developed by the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management and have been placed on each on-campus student housing facility floor. These plans show the evacuation route as well as providing basic instructions for evacuation in case of a fire.




The Student Life Handbook contains a section entitled “Emergency Procedures” that includes Fire Emergency Instructions. In case of a fire:

Sound the fire alarm



Call the Fire Department (911)



Call the hall desk or staff member on duty in hall



Remain calm and act quickly



Wear protective clothing such as a coat and shoes, and carry a damp towel for use in heavy smoke.



Close the room door and windows



Walk in an orderly manner to the nearest exit. NEVER USE AN ELEVATOR.



Move a safe distance away from the building and out of the way of fire department personnel.



Remain outside until told by the hall staff to return.





If you think there is a fire in the hallway, you should feel the door before opening it.

If the door does not feel hot, open it slightly, holding your head away and bracing the door with your foot.



Put your hand across the opening to test the heat of the air.



If the door is hot and the hallway unsafe, stop up any opening or cracks through which smoke may enter, using wet towels, sheets, blankets, etc.



If smoke does enter the room, open the window for ventilation; break it if it is sealed.



Do not jump; make your presence known by hanging a sheet or a piece of clothing from your window and wait for rescue.





In case of a minor fire:

Pull the fire alarm.



Use a wastebasket full of water, a fire extinguisher, or a blanket to smother out the fire. Do not use water on an electrical or grease fire!



Call the staff member on duty in your hall.



Never risk your personal safety!








The “Emergency Procedures Guide” which has been widely distributed to faculty and staff and which is also available on the MSU webpage at http://www.murraystate.edu/EmergencyProcedures contains a Fire section which outlines the following procedures to be followed:




Smoke, fire or an explosion in a building shall warrant activation of the nearest fire alarm pull station which is located near an outside exit.



Call MSU Police at 911 (on campus phones ONLY). If there is no answer, or if the line is busy, call 2222, or 270.809.2222 if calling from a cell phone. Immediately evacuate the building using established evacuation routes. Do not use elevators.



If possible, provide assistance to mobility-impaired individuals. If this is not possible, or if anyone is injured, call MSU Police at 911. Provide the location to arriving emergency services (fire, police, etc.) of physically impaired individuals.



Do not attempt to extinguish fire.



Once outside the building, account for all building occupants at the designated meeting area.



Do not re-enter the building or leave the campus unless told to do so by the building coordinator, department chair, or MSU Police.



Report damage to Facilities Management at 4291.



Give any known details of the alarm or fire to arriving emergency personnel.








Each building on campus has a designated Building Coordinator. The Building Coordinator Program incorporates a yearly review with building occupants of evacuation procedures. This program is administered by the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management.

Reports of fires on campus should be immediately made to the Murray State Police Department. The Murray State Police Department can be reached by dialing 911 or 2222 from any on-campus phone. If using an off campus (or cell) phone, the Murray State Police Department can be reached by dialing 270.809.2222.




While MSU continually evaluates fire safety and preparedness, no other future improvements in fire safety have been identified by the institution. If or when a need for improvement is identified, MSU will place a priority on making the necessary changes.

Any device with an open heating element, including heaters, toasters and toaster ovens, is prohibited. Small heating units with enclosed coils such as a coffee pot or hot pot are legal. Enclosed popcorn poppers are legal provided they are used for popping corn only. Open flame burning of any kind is prohibited. Smoking is prohibited in all student housing facilities. Violation of any of these rules could result in disciplinary action and/or termination of the room and board contract.

Evacuation plans for each on-campus student housing facility have been developed by the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management and have been placed on each on-campus student housing facility floor. These plans show the evacuation route as well as providing basic instructions for evacuation in case of a fire.

The Student Life Handbook contains a section entitled “Emergency Procedures” that includes Fire Emergency Instructions. In case of a fire:

  • Sound the fire alarm

  • Call the Fire Department (911)

  • Call the hall desk or staff member on duty in hall

  • Remain calm and act quickly

  • Wear protective clothing such as a coat and shoes, and carry a damp towel for use in heavy smoke.

  • Close the room door and windows

  • Walk in an orderly manner to the nearest exit. NEVER USE AN ELEVATOR.

  • Move a safe distance away from the building and out of the way of fire department personnel.

  • Remain outside until told by the hall staff to return.

If you think there is a fire in the hallway, you should feel the door before opening it.

  • If the door does not feel hot, open it slightly, holding your head away and bracing the door with your foot.

  • Put your hand across the opening to test the heat of the air.

  • If the door is hot and the hallway unsafe, stop up any opening or cracks through which smoke may enter, using wet towels, sheets, blankets, etc.

  • If smoke does enter the room, open the window for ventilation; break it if it is sealed.

  • Do not jump; make your presence known by hanging a sheet or a piece of clothing from your window and wait for rescue.

In case of a minor fire:

  • Pull the fire alarm.

  • Use a wastebasket full of water, a fire extinguisher, or a blanket to smother out the fire. Do not use water on an electrical or grease fire!

  • Call the staff member on duty in your hall.

  • Never risk your personal safety!

The “Emergency Procedures Guide” which has been widely distributed to faculty and staff and which is also available on the MSU webpage at http://www.murraystate.edu/EmergencyProcedures contains a Fire section which outlines the following procedures to be followed:

  1. Smoke, fire or an explosion in a building shall warrant activation of the nearest fire alarm pull station which is located near an outside exit.

  2. Call MSU Police at 911 (on campus phones ONLY). If there is no answer, or if the line is busy, call 2222, or 270.809.2222 if calling from a cell phone. Immediately evacuate the building using established evacuation routes. Do not use elevators.

  3. If possible, provide assistance to mobility-impaired individuals. If this is not possible, or if anyone is injured, call MSU Police at 911. Provide the location to arriving emergency services (fire, police, etc.) of physically impaired individuals.

  4. Do not attempt to extinguish fire.

  5. Once outside the building, account for all building occupants at the designated meeting area.

  6. Do not re-enter the building or leave the campus unless told to do so by the building coordinator, department chair, or MSU Police.

  7. Report damage to Facilities Management at 4291.

  8. Give any known details of the alarm or fire to arriving emergency personnel.

Each building on campus has a designated Building Coordinator. The Building Coordinator Program incorporates a yearly review with building occupants of evacuation procedures. This program is administered by the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management.

Reports of fires on campus should be immediately made to the Murray State Police Department. The Murray State Police Department can be reached by dialing 911 or 2222 from any on-campus phone. If using an off campus (or cell) phone, the Murray State Police Department can be reached by dialing 270.809.2222.

While MSU continually evaluates fire safety and preparedness, no other future improvements in fire safety have been identified by the institution. If or when a need for improvement is identified, MSU will place a priority on making the necessary changes.


Murray State Residential Facility

Total Fires in Building for Calendar Year 2009

Fire Number

Date of Fire

Time of Fire

Cause of Fire

Number of Injuries that Required Treatment at a Medical Facility

Number of Deaths Related to Fire*

Value of Property Damage Caused by Fire

Incident Number

Lee Clark College

0

Elizabeth College

0

Hart College

1

1

09/10/2009

9:51 pm

Unintentional Fire – Cooking

0

0

$100-999

2009-9401

Richmond College

1

1

03/03/2009

9:31 pm

Unintentional Fire – Smoking Material

0

0

$0-99

2009-2796

Franklin College

0

Springer College

0

Hester College

0

New Richmond College

0

Regents College

0

White College

0

College Courts

2

1

01/02/2009

11:55 am

Uninten-tional fire – Heating Equipment

0

0

$100-999

2009-24

2

10/06/2009

10:31 pm

Uninten-tional fire – Heating Equipment

0

0

$100-999

2009-10398

Footnote

*- Number of Deaths Related to Fire includes deaths within 1 year of injuries sustained as a result of fire.



Murray State

Residential Facility

Total Fires in Building for Calendar Year 2010

Fire Number

Date of Fire

Time of Fire

Cause of Fire

Number of Injuries that Required Treatment at a Medical Facility

Number of Deaths Related to Fire*

Value of Property Damage Caused by Fire

Incident Number

Lee Clark College

0

Elizabeth College

1

1

01/19/2010

6:18 pm

Uninten-tional fire -cooking

0

0

$0-99

2010-579

Hart College

0

Richmond College

0

Franklin College

0

Springer College

0

Hester College

0

New Richmond College

0

Regents College

1

1

11/22/2010

3:50 pm

Uninten-tional fire – cooking

0

0

$100-999

2010-12399

White College

0

College Courts

2

1

01/14/2010

7:00 pm

Uninten-tional fire – cooking

0

0

$0-99

2010-451

2

11/17/2010

2:00 am

Uninten-tional fire – heating equipment

0

0

$0-99

2010-12191

*- Number of Deaths Related to Fire includes deaths within 1 year of injuries sustained as a result of fire.

Murray State

Residential Facility

Total Fires in Building for Calendar Year 2011

Fire Number

Date of Fire

Time of Fire

Cause of Fire

Number of Injuries that Required Treatment at a Medical Facility

Number of Deaths Related to Fire*

Value of Property Damage Caused by Fire

Incident Number

Lee Clark College

0

Elizabeth College

0

Hart College

0

Richmond College

0

Franklin College

0

Springer College

0

Hester College

0

New Richmond College

0

Regents College

0

White College

0

College Courts

1

1

02/13/2011

6:57 pm

Uninten-tional fire – cooking

0

0

$0-99

2011-1377

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