Occupancy: Residence Hall
Capacity: 722 Beds
Type of Construction: Non-Combustible
Fire Alarm System Description
Fire Alarm Panel: Edwards Model EST 3
General Description: Fire alarm system consists of manual pull stations, visual/audible alarm devices and integrated automatic detection devices; addressable smoke detector/sounder bases and heat detectors located in individual sleeping rooms, corridors, common areas and mechanical spaces.
Fire Alarm Testing and Inspection
Individual components of the fire alarm systems are tested annually by a certified fire alarm company in accordance with NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code.
Automatic Sprinkler System Description
Type of System:
Coverage: Fully sprinklered in accordance with NFPA 13
Automatic Sprinkler System Inspections
Automatic sprinkler systems are inspected quarterly in accordance with NFPA 25
Fire Suppression Equipment
Portable Fire Extinguishers
Fire extinguishers are located in accordance with NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers.
Portable Fire Extinguisher Inspections
Fire extinguishers located in residence halls are inspected monthly by the Environmental Health and Safety Office. Annual inspection is conducted by a qualified vendor in accordance with NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers.
Fire and Evacuation Drills
Residence Halls are required to have at least one scheduled fire drill per month.
Lawrence Towers is equipped with an emergency generator designed to automatically activate when there is a power loss. The generators will operate life safety systems including all fire safety equipment, sprinkler systems, hallway lighting, emergency exit doors, and lighting in all emergency exit stairwells.