FIRE SAFETY REPORT

Reporting of fires:

Students and staff should report a fire by immediately calling 9-1-1 or University Police at
(719) 255-3111 (on campus 3111).
If a member of the UCCS community finds evidence of a
fire that has been extinguished, and the person is not sure whether UCCS PD has already
responded, the community member should immediately notify UCCS PD to investigate and
document the incident.

Resident Life

Students residing in UCCS residence halls are provided with comprehensive training and
information that will enable them to prevent, escape, report or handle any fire emergency
within the residence halls.

Provided comprehensive training will encompass the following:

  • Overview of the campus emergency plan
  • Training segment on severe weather emergences
  • Training on an active shooter emergency
  • Overview of the housing fire alarm, sprinkler, and extinguisher systems
  • Viewed DVD on college fire survival – “Hell and Back”

Divided into groups for on-hands training stations:

  • Active shooter room
  • Fire extinguisher training
  • Fire evaluation in mock dorm room
  • Evacuation from a smoke filled dorm corridor

Debrief meeting as a group on training and exercises.

Fire Drill Training and Evacuation Exercises:

Fire drill exercises are conducted once a semester for Summit Village and Alpine Village
student housing facilities on campus. Records are maintained on these exercises to include
the following information: person conducting the drill, date and time, notification method used,
staff members participating, number of occupants evacuated, special conditions simulated,
problems encountered, weather conditions, and time required to complete evacuation.

Procedures for Student Housing Evacuation:

Students should determine out the most direct evacuation route from their room and when the
alarm is sounded they should leave the building IMMEDIATELY. No resident may use an
elevator during a fire alarm. Residence Life staff will check to see residents have left the
building as they exit themselves. It is a violation of Federal Law for anyone to remain inside a
building when a fire alarm is sounding. Failure to evacuate the building during a fire drill or fire
may result in disciplinary action. Fire officials will give the okay to return to the building. Under
NO circumstances may a resident return to the building before permission is given.

General Procedures Students and Employees should follow in the case of a fire:

Pull the nearest fire alarm and leave via the preplanned evacuation route if safe to do so.
Dial 911 or 255-3111 and give your name and location of the fire. (If necessary, dial 911 from
another building)

When a fire alarm sounds, occupants should:

Proceed immediately to an exit according the posted evacuation plan and move a safe
distance away from the building. If the primary exit is blocked, choose the best alternate route.
If time permits, close doors and windows behind you. Do not use an elevator.

If there is smoke in the area, remain close to the floor.

Before passing through any door, feel the metal doorknob. If it is hot, do not open the door.
Before opening a door, brace yourself against it slightly; if heat or heavy smoke are present,
close the door and stay in the room.

If you cannot leave the room:

Open the windows.
Seal the cracks around doors with clothing or other material, soaked with water if possible.
Hang an object (bed sheet, jacket, shirt, etc.) out the window to gain attention.
Shout for help.
If possible, call 255-3111 or 911 and report that you are trapped.
If all exits are found to be blocked, go to a room as far as possible from the fire, close the
door, and the follow the above procedures.
As with any emergency, the best advice is to be prepared by familiarizing yourself with
evacuation route plans.

Fire Safety and Education:

Public Safety offers hands-on fire extinguisher, evacuation, and hazard recognition training
throughout the academic year to students, staff, and faculty. Fire safety training is provided to
all Resident Assistants before the start of each Fall semester.

Policies on portable electrical appliances:

Items allowed in Summit Village: small microwave, small refrigerator, hot air popcorn popper,
crock pot, and coffee maker. All standard appliances are permitted in the Alpine Village
Apartments, as they have the proper kitchen facilities for their storage and safe use.

Prohibited Items:

Any appliance with an open coil heating element is a fire hazard and is not allowed, such as:
hot plates, space heaters, toaster/toaster ovens and indoor/outdoor grills. Please see the
Conduct Expectations section for a complete list of prohibited items in housing:
http://www.uccs.edu/residence/current-resident/policies/resident-handbook.html.

Smoking Policy:

Smoking is not allowed in any residential building. Per Colorado State Law, you must smoke
at least 20 feet away from any building entrance. Smoking is prohibited within 20 feet of all
UCCS building entrances. Smoking is also prohibited where signs are posted.

Open Flames Policy:

Housing policies prohibit open flames, candles, smoking indoors, modification of fire safety
devices (sprinklers, smoke detectors, extinguishers, etc), and initiating false alarms. Further,
campus policies prohibit storage and use of hazardous materials inside all housing villages.
Please see the Conduct Guidelines, Article VIII - Prohibited Item for a complete list of
prohibited items in housing http://www.uccs.edu/residence/current-resident/policies/residenthandbook.
html
.

Student Housing Facility Fire Safety Systems:

Summit Village. There are two fire alarm panels that control the fire audible/visual detection
devices for Summit Village. Fire audible/visual alarms and fire detection devices are located in
each bedroom, living room, common area and data/electrical and mechanical rooms. There
are also standalone smoke detectors in each suite. The area is a fully fire sprinklered facility
with fire extinguishers located in the common areas.

Alpine Village. Each building has its own fire alarm control panel. There are fire audible/visual
alarm and fire detection devices located in each bedroom, living room and common areas and
data/electrical and mechanical rooms. There are also audible/visual alarms in each suite.
There are standalone smoke detectors in each bedroom of each suite. This area is a fully fire
sprinklered facility with fire extinguishers located in the common areas.

Residential
Facility
On-
Site
Fire
Alarm
Full Fire
Sprinkler
System
with Fire
Pump
Smoke
Detection
Fire
Extinguishers
Evacuation
Plans
Number of
Evacuation
(fire) drills
Per
Calendar
Year
Kitchen
Fire
System
SUMMIT
VILLAGE
Aspen
House
2 N/A
Breckenridge
House
2 N/A
Keystone
House
2 N/A
Monarch
House
2 N/A
Steamboat
House
2 N/A
Telluride
House
2 N/A
Vail House 2 N/A
The Lodge 2
ALPINE
VILLAGE
Antero
House
2 N/A
Crestone
House
2 N/A
Shavano
Hous
2 N/A

Future Improvements in Fire Safety:

The University continues to assess and upgrade fire safety equipment as an ongoing process
to ensure that all equipment meets National Fire Safety standards. Future improvements will
be made as needed as part of the ongoing assessment process.

On-Campus Housing Fire Statistics:

An institution must report statistics for each on-campus housing facility, for the three most
recent calendar years.

UCCS Fire Statistics Report 2011

Residential Facility Total
Fires in
Each
Building
Fire # Cause of
Fire
Number of
Injuries
That Required
Treatment in a
Medical Facility
Number of
Deaths
Related to a
Fire
Value of Property
Damage Caused
by Fire
Monarch House
@1010 Austin Bluffs
Pkwy
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Keystone House
@1010 Austin Bluffs
Pkwy
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Breckenridge House
@1010 Austin Bluffs
Pkwy
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Vail House @1010
Austin Bluffs Pkwy
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Telluride House
@1010 Austin Bluffs
Pkwy
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Steamboat House
@1010 Austin Bluffs
Pkwy
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Aspen House@1010
Austin Bluffs Pkwy
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Lodge @1010 Austin
Bluffs Pkwy
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Antero House @
4641 Stanton Rd
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Crestone House @
4645 Stanton Rd
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Shavano House @
4643 Stanton Rd
0   n/a 0 0 n/a

UCCS Fire Statistics Report 2010

Residential Facility Total
Fires in
Each
Building
Fire # Cause of
Fire
Number of
Injuries
That Required
Treatment in a
Medical Facility
Number of
Deaths
Related to a
Fire
Value of Property
Damage Caused
by Fire
Monarch House
@1010 Austin Bluffs
Pkwy
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Keystone House
@1010 Austin Bluffs
Pkwy
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Breckenridge House
@1010 Austin Bluffs
Pkwy
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Vail House @1010
Austin Bluffs Pkwy
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Telluride House
@1010 Austin Bluffs
Pkwy
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Steamboat House
@1010 Austin Bluffs
Pkwy
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Aspen House@1010
Austin Bluffs Pkwy
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Lodge @1010 Austin
Bluffs Pkwy
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Antero House @
4641 Stanton Rd
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Crestone House @
4645 Stanton Rd
1 1 Unintentional
- Electrical
0 0 $100 - 999
Shavano House @
4643 Stanton Rd
0   n/a 0 0 n/a

UCCS Fire Statistics Report 2009

Residential Facility Total
Fires in
Each
Building
Fire # Cause of
Fire
Number of
Injuries
That Required
Treatment in a
Medical Facility
Number of
Deaths
Related to a
Fire
Value of Property
Damage Caused
by Fire
Monarch House
@1010 Austin Bluffs
Pkwy
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Keystone House
@1010 Austin Bluffs
Pkwy
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Breckenridge House
@1010 Austin Bluffs
Pkwy
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Vail House @1010
Austin Bluffs Pkwy
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Telluride House
@1010 Austin Bluffs
Pkwy
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Steamboat House
@1010 Austin Bluffs
Pkwy
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Aspen House@1010
Austin Bluffs Pkwy
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Lodge @1010 Austin
Bluffs Pkwy
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Antero House @
4641 Stanton Rd
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Crestone House @
4645 Stanton Rd
0   n/a 0 0 n/a
Shavano House @
4643 Stanton Rd
0   n/a 0 0 n/a

UCCS maintains a daily fire log for the residential facilities. It can be reviewed at
http://www.uccs.edu/pusafety/police/blotter.html or Department of Public Safety –
Environmental Health & Safety office.