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Cornell University Annual Fire Safety Report

Annual Fire Safety Report 2020

Ithaca, NY Campus

Annual Fire Safety Report and Log

Environment, Health and Safety Building | Building 201 Palm Road | Ithaca, NY 14850

East Hill Office Building | 395 Pine Tree Rd, Suite 210 |Ithaca, NY 14850 Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 255-8200| EHS

From the Department of Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

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Thank you for taking the time to read this year’s annual fire safety report. This report, prepared annually by the Department of Environment, Health and Safety, is designed to provide you with important information about fire safety on campus.

You may obtain a copy of this report and the NYS Kerry Rose Act Notification Table by contacting the University Fire Marshal’s Office at (607) 255-8200 or ehsufm@cornell.edu. You may also view the on-campus student housing fire logs at the Annual Fire Safety Reports and Logs web page.

The Department of Environment, Health and Safety is charged with promoting a safe learning, working, and living environment for the University. Our health and safety programs provide services and guidance to campus students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Environment, Health and Safety emergency services personnel are on campus 24 hours a day to respond to safety concerns and emergency situations.
Our department provides a wide array of safety related services including programs in:

  •  Fire Protection, Emergency Services and Emergency Management

    •  Fire Protection Systems and Equipment
    •  University Fire Marshal
    •  Emergency Management
    •  Events Management
    •  Emergency Services
    •  Fire Safety Education & Training
  •  Research and Laboratory Safety
    •  Chemical Safety
    •  Radiation Safety
    •  Biological Safety
    •  Hazardous Waste
  •  Environmental Compliance, Occupational Health, Safety and Injury Prevention
    •  Water Programs
    •  Air Programs
    •  Bulk Storage
    •  Occupational Health, Safety and Injury Prevention

Annual Security Report

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You can obtain a copy of Cornell University Annual Security Report by contacting the Chief of Cornell Police (607) 255-8945 or by accessing the following web site: Cornell Police.

Annual Fire Safety Report 2020 – Ithaca, NY Campus

Scope

This Annual Fire Safety Report is for the Cornell University campus located in Ithaca, NY.

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Definitions

  • Carbon Monoxide Detection – carbon monoxide detectors that are connected to a Fire Alarm System defined below, does not cause a building-wide evacuation alarm when activated but sends a distinct and separate signal to the Cornell 911 Center.

  • Fire – any instance of open flame or other burning in a place not intended to contain the burning or in an uncontrolled manner.
  • Fire Alarm System – a central, building-wide alarm system that provides fire detection through the use of smoke and heat detectors, monitors fire suppression systems, sounds building-wide evacuation alarms, and is monitored by the Cornell 911 Center.
  • Fire Sprinkler System – water based automatic fire suppression system.
    •  Full – the fire sprinkler system provides protection for the entire structure.
    •  Partial – the fire sprinkler system provides protection for only part of the structure.
  • Local CO Detector – a device that contains a carbon monoxide detector and an integrated audible alarm that is a different in sound from a local smoke alarm. When activated the local CO detector alarm sounds a distinct and separate audible alarm but does not activate the facility fire alarm system and or send an alarm signal to the Cornell 911 Center.
  • Local Smoke Alarm – a device that contains a smoke detector and an integrated audible alarm. Prior to 2014, when activated, the local smoke alarm sounded an audible alarm but did not activate the facility fire alarm system and or send an alarm signal to the Cornell 911 Center. Beginning in 2014, renovations of fire alarm systems required that the local smoke alarm(s) sound an audible alarm and transmit a Supervisory Condition to the Cornell 911 Center.
  • On-campus student housing facilities – student housing facilities that are owned or controlled by Cornell University, or are located on property that is owned or controlled by Cornell University, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the Cornell University Campus in Ithaca, NY.
  • Smoke Detection – smoke detectors that are connected to a Fire Alarm System, as defined above, and cause a building-wide evacuation alarm when activated.

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Cornell University Campus Life and Residential Programs Fire Safety Policies

Fire Prevention Policies in Residential halls are included in the House rules found at the SCL web page

Specifically related to Fire Prevention Safety, be sure to read the sections below. 

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Appliances and Electronics

  • Minifridges are allowed in student rooms provided they do not draw more than 7.3 amps [700 watts] to start and 1.5 amps while running.

  • Stand-alone microwaves are prohibited in individual rooms; students may use the microwave in their building's shared kitchen instead. The exception is in the Townhouse Community, where residents may bring a microwave for use in their apartment kitchen.
  • A "microfridge" (combined microwave and mini-fridge) is permitted when rented from the University-approved vendor. 
  • Appliances with immersion coils, water heaters without automatic shutoffs, and exposed coils (such as space heaters) are prohibited in the residence halls unless provided by Student and Campus Life (SCL) Facilities. 
  • Appliances with self-contained, thermostatically controlled heating elements with automatic shut off may be used in kitchenettes only.
  • Coffee makers with automatic shutoff may be used in student rooms or kitchenettes.
  • Appliances with open heating elements (toasters and toaster oven) may be used in kitchenettes only.
  • Lamps with open halogen or fluorescent bulbs are prohibited.
  • "Octopus/spider" lamps may be used provided they are LED type and bulb wattage does not exceed the lamp’s UL listing.
  • Only electrical equipment and accessories identified with the Underwriter's Laboratories (UL) label are allowed.

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Barbeque Grills 

  • Students must receive authorization from the Residence Hall Director (RHD) / Housing Associate Dean (HAD) a minimum of 24 hours prior to using a grill.

  • Grills must be set up on level ground at least 6 feet from sidewalks and 25 feet from buildings, structures and vehicles.
  • Grills cannot be set up under trees or overhangs.
  • Grills must be located so smoke does not enter nearby buildings.
  • Charcoal must be completely extinguished and cold to the center of the charcoal before disposal.
  • Grills must be used for cooking in the manner intended by the manufacturer and may not be used to burn trash, papers, wood, etc.
  • Use of grills requires completion of an Event Registration Form to be filed with Campus Activities.
  • Storing flammable liquids (including instant light charcoal) or gases is not permitted anywhere in the residence halls.
  • Charcoal may only be kept in storage areas identified by a professional staff member.

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Common Area Usage

  • Lounges, meeting rooms, lobbies, hallways, elevators, entryways, stairwells, bathrooms, and kitchens in residence halls are areas held "in common" among the residents. They are not open to the general public.

  • All residents of the community are responsible for the condition of the common areas. Damages or stolen university property from these areas, for which a responsible individual is not identified, will lead to the floor, suite, unit, building, and/or complex being billed for the repairs, replacement, or cleaning.
  • If a pattern develops in which common areas are being misused, damaged, or left unclean, the space(s) could be closed. Entering a space when it is closed is prohibited.
  • It is the residents’ responsibility to keep lounges clean and to return furniture to its proper location. Bathrooms that are cleaned by Building Care staff must be cleared of personal belongings, except where cubbies and racks are provided.
  • Residents may not remove furniture from any common area.
  • Residents may not move beds or any other furniture from student rooms into common areas (including suite common rooms).
  • Decorating common areas requires approval of residential staff and must comply with all Decorating Rooms and Fire Safety policies.
  • Personal property may not be left in common areas (including laundry rooms) and will be addressed by the RHD/HAD.
    • Lost or abandoned items of value will be turned over to Cornell University Police in Barton Hall (607-255-1111) or Service Centers. After the waiting period prescribed by law, the item(s) will be entered in the Tompkins County Police Auction.
  • To reserve common areas, contact the RHD or West Campus House Office and follow guidelines in place for a given community. It is expected that the area be returned to its original state after use. The sponsoring residents are responsible for any damage and clean up after an event.
  • Behavior in common areas should conform to the standards of the community as a whole. Loud, offensive, or lewd behavior or language directed at anyone (including staff) is not acceptable. Residents should exercise good judgment and demonstrate consideration of others when using common areas.
  • Balconies will be opened by residential staff as weather permits. Balconies must be used respectfully or they will be closed. Inappropriate behavior including, but not limited to, moving furniture onto balconies, smoking on balconies, throwing items off of balconies, or storing food on balconies is prohibited.
  • Clothing must be removed from laundry machines in a timely manner.

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Cooking and Community Kitchens 

  • Cooking is prohibited in hallways, bathrooms, and lounges.

  • Students may not leave stovetop cooking unattended.
  • Shared kitchens must be kept in a clean and sanitary condition.
    • Food stored in common area refrigerators must be removed by the owner on a regular basis.
    • Residents must clean up after using the kitchen (dirty dishes should not be left behind, counters should be wiped down).
    • Food and personal items must be removed from common area kitchens and refrigerators by the owner prior to moving out at the end of their housing contract.

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Decorating Rooms

  • Resident rooms must be in the same condition upon departure as they were upon arrival. Room damages or decorating violations will be assessed and charged against the resident(s) responsible. If a responsible party does not come forward, the damage bill will be split among all residents of the room.

  • No more than one 8 ½” by 11” sheet of paper, per resident, is allowed on the outside of a room door.
  • Pictures, posters, and other materials must be hung from picture moldings, tack strips, or bulletin boards only. Nails, tacks, screws, tape, glue, and other adhesives may not be used on walls, ceilings, wardrobes, woodwork, doors, or furniture.
  • Decorations including natural evergreen trees, wreaths, or boughs are prohibited. Artificial plants are also not allowed. Metal trees are acceptable, with illumination by spot or reflective lights only. All winter seasonal decorations must be removed prior to leaving for the intersession break.
  • Decorative strands of lights are permitted with an Underwriter's Laboratories label or listing (UL).
  • Alterations (including but not limited to painting) to a room/apartment or to any University property within a room/apartment or common area is prohibited.
  • Hanging or extending anything outside the windows is prohibited.
  • Internal cables may not be spliced and run to individual rooms.
  • Maintenance in student rooms and common areas may only be completed by authorized staff.
  • Objects may not block the windows.
  • Hanging or posting anything on ceilings is prohibited. 
  • Hanging anything from sprinkler pipes or any part of the fire sprinkler system is prohibited.
  • Covering smoke detectors and/or sprinkler heads is a life safety issue and is prohibited (see Fire Safety section for more information).
  • Tapestries, cloths/sheets, plastic signs, and flags may not be hung in student rooms.
  • No more than ten percent of the wall can be covered by decorations in compliance with fire code.
  • Windows in all student rooms come already equipped with drapes, shades, or blinds. Students may not hang their own window treatments in their rooms, unless material is fire rated and labeled as such (certification must be on file with the SCL Facilities Office).

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Fire Safety

  • Smoke detectors are located throughout student rooms, corridors, and common areas. Do not block, cover, or tamper with any detector.

  • Objects may be no closer than 18 inches to the ceiling or to any fire safety device (such as sprinklers).
  • Fire extinguishers are located on each floor of each building and residence hall to be used only by trained personnel. Residents should familiarize themselves with the locations of Fire Alarms and marked Exits located throughout the buildings.
  • Manual pull stations are located at exit points from each floor and the building exterior doors. In the event of a fire emergency, activate the station to sound the fire alarm. This will automatically contact emergency responders.
  • In the event of a fire or other emergency, residents must exit the building following Exit signs that are located throughout the building.
  • The University conducts periodic evacuation drills to practice education and safe exiting from buildings. Residents must exit from the building when the fire alarm is activated, and cannot re-enter the building until given permission by University personnel. Evacuation plans are posted at elevators, stairs, and exit points throughout the buildings. These plans will indicate means to exit the building safely. All persons should be familiar with the procedures for evacuating a building.
  • Student room doors cannot be propped open if they are designed to automatically shut.
  • Storing flammable liquids and gases are not permitted in residential communities.
  • Use of open flame is prohibited.
  • Candles (wick or wickless) and incense are not allowed.
    • Groups of students may request approval to burn candles for religious purposes. To obtain approval, individuals should abide by the following procedure:
      • Obtain and complete a “Candle Open Flame Permit” from the RHD/HAD at least two weeks in advance of when the event is to take place. The permit must include the date(s) and time(s) of use with the following stipulations:
        • the RHD/HAD will be present during the use of live candles
        • the event occurs in a common area and not an individual student room
        • a fire extinguisher must be within the immediate vicinity of the use of live candles
      • Approved open flame candles must also be placed in a stable container, preferably a glass-globe type of holder.
  • To ensure safe egress, students may not leave personal items in hallways or stairwells.
  • Extension cords and multi-plug adapters are prohibited (this includes bed risers with integrated electrical outlets). An outlet strip with a breaker switch that is identified with an Underwriter’s Laboratories label or listing (UL) is allowed.
  • Outlet strips cannot be plugged into each other (creating a “chain”).
  • Floor lamps must have the required wattage light bulbs and cannot exceed what is stated on the lamp’s UL label. The UL and wattage labels are commonly found on the shade or near the outlet for the light bulb.
  • Fire and Safety Inspections: 
    • The University is subject to fire and safety inspections by various agencies. If a fine is incurred as a result of the student’s failure to comply with the terms of their Housing Contract or with any request from University staff, the student will be responsible for the amount of the fine.
    • Any material that is in violation of the House Rules is subject to confiscation during fire and safety inspections. Any material taken will be identified by room, kept by the RHD/HAD, and will be available for collection on designated dates before University breaks. If items are not collected by the end of the semester, they will be disposed of.
  • University safety plans can be reviewed online.
  • Fire Safety policies are subject to compliance changes and updates based on local and state regulated standards. Advance notice of changes/updates will be provided whenever possible.

Note: While not in violation of the House Rules, the following laws and university policies also apply in the residential communities and alleged violations will result in referral to the Office of the Judicial Administrator:

  • Tampering with fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, sprinklers, fire and emergency doors, and other fire safety equipment.

  • Falsely reporting a fire verbally or by falsely pulling the fire alarm/pull station.
  • Failure to follow evacuation procedures during an emergency or an alarm.

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Fireworks

Note: While not in violation of the House Rules, the following laws and university policies also apply in the residential communities and alleged violations will result in referral to the Office of the Judicial Administrator:

  • Use or storage of fireworks of any kind is prohibited

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Health and Safety 

  • Students are not permitted on roofs, ledges, overhangs, or balconies accessed through a window.

  • Students are not permitted to climb the exterior of buildings.
  • Removing window screens is prohibited.
  • Throwing items out of windows or off of balconies is prohibited.
  • Students cannot hang antennae, flags, or other materials from the exterior of buildings.
  • Tampering or non-emergency use of the Blue Light or Elevator emergency buttons is prohibited.
  • Use of windows for the purpose of entering or exiting the building is prohibited.
  • Students may not prop open or enter residential communities through propped doors as this jeopardizes the security of the building.
  • Students may not allow access for another person unless they are the host for that person or specifically knows that the person is a current resident of the building.
  • Egress access must be safe and passable at all times, including corridors, stairwells, lounges, other common space and living space. In student rooms, state and city regulations require a clear path from the bed to the door, as well as a minimum of 36 inches between the door and any other item in the room.
  • Students must keep rooms in a sanitary condition. Food must be put away in closed containers. Rooms should be clean of any food scraps or crumbs that could attract insects/rodents.
  • Dangerous and/or hazardous materials are prohibited in residential communities.
  • In the event that a student's room needs to be accessed by a University Official (for example: emergency maintenance, pest control, medical situations, or fire safety inspections), students may be required to remove excess items from their floor and furniture tops. Twenty-four hour advance notification will be given whenever possible. Failure to complete the requested tasks could result in students being charged for the tasks to be completed by SCL Facilities or any fees associated with rescheduling the work, as well as judicial action. 
  • The storage of bodily fluids is prohibited in residential communities. Bodily fluids must be disposed of in the proper waste removal system.
  • Students may be required to move from their rooms in a designated amount of time as required by the Office of Housing & Residential Life, or the WCHS for health and safety reasons.

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Hover Boards

Due to fire risks associated with hover boards, they are not allowed for fire safety reasons. This ban is effective January 2016 in all university-owned housing, including residence halls, apartments, co-ops, and Greek housing.

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Motor Vehicles 

Storing or parking motorized vehicles in residential communities is not permitted. Please see Commuter and Parking Services website for polices about motorized vehicles (Motorcycles, Motor Scooters, and Mopeds).

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Tobacco Use 

  • Smoking is prohibited in all University residential communities. This includes student rooms and any common area such as offices, lounges, entryways, hallways, kitchens, elevators, laundry rooms, and stairwells.

  • Persons who smoke outside the residence halls must do so at least 25 feet from the building or any extending wall, awning, or other building feature, or where it is otherwise posted.
  • The use of electronic cigarettes and hookahs in residential communities is prohibited. (Use of electronic cigarettes and hookahs must occur at least 25 feet from the building)

Note: The University's Smoking Policy can be found at the University Policy Office web page.

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Campus Life and Residential Programs Facilities

Resident Advisors receive annual fire safety training. This training includes the following content:

  • Understanding the campus fire problem

  • Fire behavior and characteristics
  • Fire Prevention 
    • Electrical Hazards 
    • Fuel Loading 
    • Candle and Open Flame Devices 
    • Cooking 
    • Halogen Lighting 
    • Live Christmas Trees and Vegetation 
    • Impact of individual behaviors on the safety of others 
    • Property and Preservation 
  • Fire Protection Systems and Equipment
    • Building Fire Safety Features 
    • Fire Doors 
    • Sprinkler Systems 
    • Alarm Systems 
    • Impact or Tampering 
    • Drills 
  • Proper Survival Procedures 
    • Knowledge of Buildings Occupied 
    • Exits 
    • Fire Alarm Pull Stations 
    • Proper Evacuation Procedures 
    • Importance of Not Re-Entering Building after Evacuation 
    • Reporting Emergencies 
  • Off-Campus and Greek Housing 
    • Special Prevention and Evacuation Considerations 
  • General Fire Safety Awareness 
    • Awareness of Exits 
    • Crowd Characteristics 
    • Fire Potential of Scheduled and Peripheral Activities 
  • Persons with Disabilities 
    • Special Evacuation Provisions 
    • Evacuation Assistance 
    • Need for Pre-Planning 
    • Personal Awareness and Planning 
  • Personal Responsibility 
    • Ultimate Responsibility for Fire Safety Behavior lies with the Individual
  • Specific college polies and procedures 

The training program is based on the New York State Campus Fire Safety Training Guidelines for Students, Trainers and Residence Life Staff.  The NYS Campus Fire Safety Training Guidelines can be found at the NYS web page

Resident Advisors hold floor meetings with residents at the beginning of the school year and discuss fire safety. Topics discussed include: general fire safety, evacuation policies and procedures, and house rules related to fire safety.

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Fraternity and Sorority Facilities

House Officers and Managers of each on-campus fraternity or sorority student housing facility are required to attend annual house manager training that includes a session on fire safety.
 

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On-Line Training Programs

Environment, Health and Safety also offers various health and safety related training, including fire safety training, through the Cornell’s on-line training system “CU Learn.”  Please visit the CU Learn web site to view and enroll in any of the Environment, Health and Safety courses listed in the course catalog.

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On-Site Training

Upon request, the University Fire Marshal’s Office conducts on site Fire Safety Education and Training Classes. Contact Environment, Health and Safety by e-mail at askEHS or by calling (607) 255-8200.

Environment, Health and Safety continually evaluates and updates the content of campus Fire Safety Education programs to ensure they reflect the latest information and trends.

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Fire Safety Inspections

The Cornell University campus spans a number of different municipalities and jurisdictions. The University Fire Marshal works with these different entities to coordinate fire and building code inspections and to promote code compliance across campus.

The following inspections are conducted in Cornell on-campus student housing:

  • New York State Office of Fire Prevention & Control – Annual fire code inspection in all Cornell facilities.

  • Ithaca Building Department – Annual housing inspection in all Cornell student housing facilities in the City of Ithaca.
  • Ithaca Fire Department – Annual fire code inspection in areas of public assembly and adjacent spaces (some of these public assembly spaces are located in housing facilities) in the City of Ithaca.

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Fire Safety Improvements

Cornell University operates continuous programs to conduct testing and inspections of fire protection equipment as required by the New York Uniform Code and other standards.  Repairs and maintenance are completed as needed by trained personnel.  Improvements to fire safety equipment and procedures are always evolving and upgrades are conducted through a comprehensive Planned Maintenance Program.

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Emergency Procedures and Emergency Action Guide

Reporting Fires and Emergencies

Report on-campus fires and emergencies to the Cornell 911 Center, operated by Cornell Police, by one of these methods:

  • call 911 from any campus phone

  • call 607-255-1111 from a cellular or off-campus phone
  • use a Blue Light Telephone or other emergency telephone
  • activate the building fire alarm using a manual fire alarm pull-station

The Cornell 911 center will notify the on-duty Environment, Health and Safety Emergency Services Specialist and the Tompkins County 911 Center.

All fires, including those that have been extinguished, must be reported to Cornell Police.

Emergency Procedures

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Cornell has published an Emergency Action Guide to help members of the Cornell Community properly respond to emergencies on campus. The current version of the guide can be found at the Cornell University Emergency web page.

The electronic version of the guide is located in the sidebar of each web page and includes a link to a printable version of the guide.

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Evacuation Procedures

All persons are required to evacuate from and exit the building any time: the fire or evacuation alarm sounds; an evacuation announcement is made; or a university official orders you to evacuate.

Evacuation routes are posted in all residential buildings. Occupants should review them in advance, identify all the available exits, and know at least two ways out.

When evacuating, remember to:

  • Follow the established rules for safety during COVID-19: Evacuation Safety during COVID-19.

  • Close any open windows in your room

  • Take jackets or clothing needed for protection from the weather
  • Feel the top of your room door for heat before opening it
  • Stay low and open the door slowly checking for signs of smoke or fire in the corridor
  • Close your room door behind you as you leave
  • Proceed quickly to the nearest exit
  • Move away from the building and to your floor’s meeting location
  • If you have information about the emergency then report it to emergency responders
  • If you are unable to exit the building due to a disability or fire conditions, take refuge in a safe location and call 911. If possible, signal out a window to emergency responders.

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Reporting Malfunctioning Local Smoke Alarms

Report malfunctioning smoke alarms to the Cornell 911 Center by calling (607) 255-1111 at any time, day or night. Environment, Health and Safety Emergency Services personnel are on duty 24 hours a day and will respond to rectify the problem.

Never cover, remove, or tamper with smoke alarms or other fire protection equipment.

Cornell University Fire Safety Plan

The current Cornell University Fire Safety Plan is shown below. This fire safety plan is applicable to all campus facilities, including on-campus student housing facilities, and is posted throughout campus buildings.

Multi-lingual copies of the plan are plan are available in the Fire Safety Plan section of the Environment, Health and Safety web site: Fire Safety Plans

In Case of Emergency Call 911

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Fire Emergency (Evacuation Alarm Signals may include Horns/Strobes/ Voice)

1. Report

  • Alert others in the immediate area and evacuate the room.

  • If present, activate a fire alarm pull box on your way out of the building.
    • The fire department is automatically notified.
  • Call 911 from a safe location
    • Report the location and size of the fire

2. Confine the fire by closing the door to the room.

3. Exit via the nearest safe escape route

  • Feel the door knob and upper part of the door – do not open the door if either are hot.

  • Open door slowly if it is cool, be ready to close it if smoke or heat is present.
  • Walk, do not run to the exits. Always use stairwells to exit the building, do not use elevators.

4. Move to your emergency meeting site

  • Move away from the building

    • If you are unable to leave the building due to a physical disability:
      • Go to the nearest protected area where there are no hazards.
      • Use a telephone to call Cornell Police at 911 from any campus phone (or 607-255-1111 from cell phone), or use other means to advise them of your situation.
      • Give your name, your location and room number.
      • If unable to call, signal out the window to on-site emergency responders.
      • One person may remain with you if they wish to assist you.
  • Report any missing or trapped people to the emergency responders.

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Medical Emergency

1. Protect victim from further injury

  • Remove any persistent threat to the victim. Do not move the victim unnecessarily.

2. Call 911 to obtain emergency medical care

  • Report the location of the person and the nature and extent of injuries.

  • Call from a safe location

3. Provide First Aid if you have appropriate training

Police Emergency

1. Protect Yourself from harm

  • Attempt to remove yourself from any danger.

2. Call 911 to obtain police assistance

  • If possible, call from a safe location.

3. Provide the following information to the police:

  • Location of crime

  • Nature of crime and specifics
  • Any injuries
  • Description of suspects
  • Direction of travel of suspects
  • Description of vehicles involved

4. Do Not Pursue or attempt to detain suspects

Other Emergencies

1. Evacuate if needed any call 911 to report other emergencies.

In Case of Emergency Poster (the same information is above)

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Fire Safety Plan (August 2019) Poster

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Facility Fire Safety Equipment

Table 1 Undergraduate On-Campus Student Housing

The following tables provide information about the fire safety equipment in on-campus student housing facilities.

Undergraduate On-Campus Student Housing

Fire Alarm System In Room Smoke Alarms Common Corridor Smoke Detection Fire Alarm Monitored by Cornell 911 Center Fire Sprinkler System # of evacuation drills conducted each academic year
Akwe:kon
115 Jessup Rd
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
Alice Cook House
709 University Ave
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
Anna Comstock
520 Thurston Ave
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
Baker North
117 Gothics Way
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
Baker South
123 Gothics Way
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
Baker Tower
356 West Ave
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
Balch Hall
600 Thurston Ave
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
Boldt Hall
727 University Ave
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
Boldt Tower
727 University Ave
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
Carl Becker House
647 Stewart Ave
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
Cascadilla Hall
115 Cascadilla Pl
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
Clara Dickson Hall
21 Sisson Pl
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
Court-Kay-Bauer Hall
148 Cradit Farm Dr
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
Flora Rose House
134 Gothics Way
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
Founders Hall
352 West Ave
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
George Jameson Hall
44 Sisson Pl
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
Hans Bethe House
314 West Ave
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
Hughes Hall
241 Campus Rd
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
Hurlburt (Ecology) House
111 Country Club Rd
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
Lyon Hall
336 West Ave
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
Mary Donlon Hall
57 Sisson Pl
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
McFaddin Hall
324 West Ave
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
Mennen Hall
342 West Ave
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
Mews Hall
172 Cradit Farm Dr
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
North Campus
High Rise #5
225 Jessup Rd
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
North Campus
Low Rise #6
237 Jessup Rd
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
North Campus
Low Rise #7
116 Program House Dr
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
North Campus
Low Rise #8 (HILC)
128 Program House Dr
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
North Campus
Low Rise #9 (JAM)
142 Program House Dr
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
North Campus
Low Rise #10 (Ujamaa Residential College)
68 Sisson Pl
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
North Campus Townhouse A
210 Jessup Rd
Yes Yes Not Applicable1 Yes Full 4
North Campus Townhouse B
218 Jessup Rd
Yes Yes Not Applicable1 Yes Full 4
North Campus Townhouse C
228 Jessup Rd
Yes Yes Not Applicable1 Yes Full 4
North Campus Townhouse D
234 Jessup Rd
Yes Yes Not Applicable1 Yes Full 4
North Campus Townhouse E
238 Jessup Rd
Yes Yes Not Applicable1 Yes Full 4
North Campus Townhouse F
244 Jessup Rd
Yes Yes Not Applicable1 Yes Full 4
North Campus Townhouse G
250 Jessup Rd
Yes Yes Not Applicable1 Yes Full 4
North Campus Townhouse H
258 Jessup Rd
Yes Yes Not Applicable1 Yes Full 4
Risley Hall
535 Thurston Ave
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
Schuyler House
112 Sage Pl
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
Sheldon Court
420 College Ave
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
William T. Keeton House
4 Forest Park Ln
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full  4

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Table 2 Co-ops and Small Living Unit On-Campus Student Housing 

Co-ops & Small Living Unit On-Campus Student Housing Fire Alarm System In Room Smoke Alarms Common Corridor Smoke Detection Fire Alarm Monitored by Cornell 911 Center Fire Sprinkler System # of evacuation drills conducted each academic year
208 Dearborn Place
Wari House
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
112 Edgemoor Lane Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
103 McGraw Place
Watermargin
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
109 McGraw Place Yes Yes No Yes Full 4
122 McGraw Place Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
660 Stewart Ave
Stewart House
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
150 Triphammer Rd
Triphammer Co-op
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
623 University Ave
Von Cramm
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
625 University Avenue Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
2 Forest Park Lane  Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
228 Wait Ave
Prospect of Whitby
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
302 Wait Ave
Wait Ave Co-op
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
308 Wait Ave
Wait Terrace Co-op
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4

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Table 3 Fraternity and Sorority On-Campus Student Housing

Facility Fire Safety Equipment

Fraternity & Sorority On-Campus Student Housing

Fire Alarm System In Room Smoke Alarm Common Corridor Smoke Detection Fire Alarm Monitored by Cornell 911 Center Fire Sprinkler System # of evacuation drills conducted each academic year
107 Edgemoor Lane
Chi Phi
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
1 Forest Park Lane
Sigma Phi
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
104 Maryann Wood Drive
Delta Tau Delta
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
120 Maryann Wood Drive
Phi Kappa Psi
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
118 McGraw Place
Phi Gamma Delta
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
6 South Ave
Delta Upsilon
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
14 South Ave
Phi Sigma Sigma
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
534 Thurston Ave
Zeta Psi
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
124 Triphammer Road
Pi Delta Psi
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4
600 University Ave
Kappa Sigma
Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4

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Table 4 Graduate and Married On-Campus Student Housing

Facility Fire Safety Equipment

Graduate & Married On-Campus Student Housing

Fire Alarm System In Room Smoke Alarm Common Corridor Smoke Detection Fire Alarm Monitored by Cornell 911 Center Fire Sprinkler System # of evacuation drills conducted each academic year
Hasbrouck Apartments
121 Pleasant Grove Rd
No Yes Corridor Smoke Alarms Sprinkler only Full 02

Thurston Court
Apartments
223 Thurston Ave

Unoccupied as of 07/01/2020

Yes Yes Yes Yes Full 4

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Table 5 Other Facilities Containing On-Campus Student Housing

Other Facilities Containing On-Campus Student Housing (non-residential buildings that contain student housing space)
 

Fire Alarm System In Room Smoke Alarm Common Corridor Smoke Detection Fire Alarm Monitored by Cornell 911 Center Fire Sprinkler System # of evacuation drills conducted each academic year
Equine Park House –
326 Bluegrass Ln
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes3 4
Plantation Ramin
Administration Center –
130 Forest Home Dr
Yes Yes Yes Yes No 4

1These facilities do not have common corridors and apartments exit directly to the exterior.
2These facilities do not have a central fire alarm system. Building-wide drills are not conducted.
3All areas have sprinklers except attic.
4This facility does not have a central fire alarm system. Building-wide drills are not conducted. 

All campus residential facilities have portable fire extinguishers installed as required by code.

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Table 6 2019 On-Campus Housing Facility Fire Log

2019 On-Campus Housing Facility Fire Log

Date of Fire

Time of Fire Building Fire Category Fire Cause Property Damage Injuries Deaths
01/20/2019 02:26 120 MaryAnn Wood Dr., Room 413 Unintentional  Portable space heater scorched a pillow.  No fire - only smoke $25.00 0 0
03/12/2019 14:24 Hasbrouck Apartments, Apartment 702 Unintentional Kitchen stove exhaust fan - motor fan fire $200.00 0 0
07/14/2019 12:56 Alice Cook House, Room 321 Unintentional  Cardboard boxes placed on top of stove - two burners on high $100.00 0 0
11/08/2019 12:55 Hans Bethe House, Dining area and Grill Unintentional Small cooking fire on stove due to grease build up near burner $0 0 0

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Table 7 2018 On-Campus Housing Facility Fire Log 

2018 On-Campus Housing Facility Fire Log

Date of Fire

Time of Fire Building Fire Category Fire Cause Property Damage Injuries Deaths
01/18/2018 01:30 118 McGraw Place, Kitchen Unintentional  Cooking  $0 0 0
04/30/2018 21:01 Cascadilla Hall, Kitchen Stove Unintentional Cooking  $100.00 0 0
08/05/2018 05:13 Hasbrouck 11, Dumpster Unknown Dumpster Fire $0 0 0
09/02/2018 15:28 Townhouse G, G7 Oven  Unintentional  Cooking  $100.00 0 0
09/17/2018 04:34 Clara Dickson Hall, Room 1615 Unintentional  Cooking  $100.00 0 0
10/28/2018 22:33 Cascadilla Hall, Room 3136 Unintentional  Material fallen onto a light  $50.00 0 0

Table 8 2017 On-Campus Housing Facility Fire Log 

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2017 On-Campus Housing Facility Fire Log 

Date of Fire

 

Time of Fire

Building

Fire Category Fire Cause Property Damage Injuries Deaths
01/04/2017 10:00 Delta Upsilon, Basement Kitchen Unintentional Cooking  $0 0 0
06/19/2017 11:06 Carl Becker House, Room 284 Unintentional  Stovetop burner ignited a rag $0 0 0
09/27/2017 00:17 Baker Tower, Section "A" Kitchen Unintentional Unattended cooking  $0 0 0
10/08/2017 15:18 Ujamaa Residence Hall, Room 10264 Unintentional  Sun reflecting on a mirror ignited papers on a bulletin board  $50.00 0 0
11/17/2017 17:45 Mary Donlon Hall, 5th Floor Kitchen Unintentional  Paper towel ignited while removing item from oven

$0

0 0
12/18/2017 03:56 660 Stewart Ave. Co-op, 1st Floor Living Room Unintentional  Improper discarding of coals from fire place $300.00 0

0

 

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