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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Security

Fire Safety Education and Training for Students, Faculty and Staff

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/safety/firesafety/education.html

Residents are provided with handouts regarding fire safety procedures. Additionally, floor meetings are conducted at the beginning of each academic year to provide verbal instructions on safety procedures in the residence halls, including fire safety.

Fire Drills

Fire drills are used to familiarize occupants with the building's alarm system, emergency exits that may not normally be used, and the procedures for calling the fire department. All residents must evacuate when the fire alarm is activated. Residential Life conducts fire drills twice a year and your cooperation and support is essential during all fire drills.

Fire Safety Tips

  • Evacuate promptly.
  • Make a fire escape plan and practice it. Locate two fire exits close to your room and count the number of doors between your room and each
  • Make a plan to assist others who are unable to evacuate on their own. Even if it is a temporary disability, plan ahead for fire emergencies.

Fire Safety Procedures for Staff

  1. Duty Community Advisors
    • Contact University Security (2111) to confirm the alarm has been reported.
    • Inform the front desk of the situation. Ask staff to seek out additional residential life staff to provide assistance.
    • Inform the duty Graduate Hal Director.
    • Report to the alarm site. Remain outside the alarm area.
    • Introduce yourself to emergency personnel and remain available as a resource.
    • Notify emergency personnel of anyone that may not be able to physically respond to the fire alarm or use sound judgment to evacuate the area (e.g. wheelchair users or someone under the influence of alcohol or drugs).
    • When additional residential life staff members arrive, ask them to assist in crowd control and make sure no one is re-entering the alarm area until emergency personnel have given the "all clear."
    • Complete an incident report.
  2. Duty Graduate Hall Directors or Summer Director
    • Report to the alarm site and confirm the duty Community Advisor and front desk personnel responsibilities have been accomplished.
    • Introduce yourself to emergency personnel and remain available as a resource.
    • Notify emergency personnel of anyone that may not be able to physically respond to the fire alarm or use sound judgment to evacuate the area (e.g. wheelchair users or someone under the influence of alcohol or drugs).
    • Complete and incident report.
    • In the event of an actual fire, immediately contact the professional staff member on duty.
  3. Desk Personnel/Overnight Safety Monitors
    • Contact University Security (2111) to guarantee emergency personnel have been notified.
    • Contact the duty community advisor to confirm he/she is informed of the situation.
    • If not at risk, remain at the front desk to receive calls and help coordinate communication. Evacuate if directed to do so by emergency personnel.
    • If directed, contact additional residential life staff to assist in crowd control to make sure no one is re-entering the alarm area until emergency personnel have given the "all clear."
  4. Community Advisors/Graduate Hall Directors
    • Assist in crowd control and make sure no one is re-entering the alarm area until emergency personnel have given the "all clear."