(The TTU Annual Campus Crime Report is available at http://www.tntech.edu/police/campuscrime/ View the 2010 Campus Fire Safety Report at http://www.tntech.edu/safety/2010-campus-fire-safety-report/)
Tennessee Tech is committed to fostering a safe environment for faculty, staff, and students. This is particularly pronounced in fire protection safety systems for our residential living spaces. The majority (see below) of University owned residential facilities are protected by modern sprinkler systems which have been demonstrated to have a positive effect on fire survivability and property loss. All of these facilities are monitored 24 hours a day by the University Police through emergency notification equipment that not only serves to evacuate personnel during a fire, but also notifies occupants about other hazards that may exist or emergency procedures that need to be followed (i.e. lock down, severe weather sheltering, etc.) All information within this report is in accordance with requirements dictated by 34 CFR 668.49 as established by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.
Fire: Any instance of open flame or other burning in a place not intended to contain the burning or in an uncontrolled manner. (Examples: trash basket fire in the building, overheated appliance that causes flames, etc. Items not included would be burned popcorn triggering alarms, melted plastic, burns on cabinets resulting from curling iron, etc.)
Fire Drill: A supervised practice of a mandatory evacuation of a building for a fire.
Fire-Related Injury: Any instance in which a person is injured as a result of a fire, including an injury sustained from a natural or accidental cause, while involved in fire control, attempting rescue, or escaping from the dangers of the fire. The term “person” may include students, employees, visitors, firefighters, or any other individuals.
Fire-Related Death: Any instance in which a person—
Fire Safety System: Any mechanism or system related to the detection of a fire, the warning resulting from a fire, or the control of a fire. This may include sprinkler systems or other fire extinguishing systems, fire detection devices, stand-alone smoke alarms, devices that alert one to the presence of a fire, such as horns, bells, or strobe lights; smoke-control and reduction mechanisms; and fire doors and walls that reduce the spread of a fire.
Value of Property Damage: The estimated value of the loss of the structure and contents, in terms of the cost of replacement in like kind and quantity. This estimate should include contents damaged by fire, and related damages caused by smoke, water, and overhaul; however, it does not include indirect loss, such as business interruption.
|Building Name||Fire Safety System||2010 Fire Drills||# of Recordable Fire(s)||Injuries||Deaths|
|Jobe- Murphy Hall||a,b,c||9||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|MS Cooper- Pinkerton Hall||a,b,c||9||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|New Hall (North)||a,b,c||
|New Hall (South)||a,b,c||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Tech Village Apartments||b||0, h||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Warf-Ellington Hall||a,b,c||11||0||0, f||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
The campus fire log required by 34 CFR 668.49 can be reviewed 24 hours a day at https://www.tntech.edu/ehs/campus-fire-log/ or by contacting Safety and Environmental Services (x3524) during regular business hours. The fire log contains information related to current year fires.
In Fall 2010 Tech Village Apartments began renovations which include updating Life Safety equipment to include modern monitoring, detection, and enunciating devices. As per Tennessee Board of Regents policy all Tech Village Apartment renovations will be completed by Fall 2014.
Cooking is permissible in a resident's room with approved microwave oven and other approved cooking appliances.
Tennessee Tech's campus became a non-smoking, tobacco-free campus as of January 1, 2010. Students, faculty, staff and all visitors will no longer be allowed to smoke or use any tobacco products in all university buildings, on all university grounds, TTU affiliated off-campus locations and facilities, and all state vehicles. Smoking outdoors on campus will not be allowed; tobacco usage will be permitted only in private vehicles.
Items which require the use of flammable liquids or an open flame to operate, or which produce heat (i.e. Bunsen burners, lighted candles, alcohol burners, incense, and grills) are not allowed in residents' room.
Each residence hall staff member conducts monthly fire drills to acquaint residents with the proper evacuation procedures in case of an actual fire emergency. The staff will inspect the building to ensure all residents have evacuated. Please leave the buildings as quickly as possible, and do not return until told to do so. Failure to leave the premises during a fire drill will result in disciplinary action. Fire drills are conducted to prepare you in case of an emergency. Your cooperation is expected and appreciated.
When you have been alerted by the alarm, shouted warning or the sensation of smoke or fire, please follow these instructions: