Contact Info

          Office of Environmental Health and Safety
          Reeder Hall, Lower Level
          219 Meadville Street
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2709
          Fax: (814) 732-2228

          Jim Dahle
          Director of Environmental Health and Safety
          Phone: (814) 732-2709
          Fax:
          (814) 732-2228
          Email:
           jdahle@edinboro.edu

          Brian Marshall
          Environmental Health and Safety Technician
          Phone: (814) 732-1741

          Residence Hall Fire Safety Information



          The Fire Safety Information for all Residence Halls on Edinboro University’s campus can be found on this page.

          The fire alarm systems throughout the residence halls at Edinboro University consist of manual pull stations, visual/audible alarm devices and integrated automatic detection devices, as well as addressable smoke detector/sounder bases and heat detectors located in individual sleeping rooms, corridors, common areas and mechanical spaces. 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 systems are inspected quarterly in accordance with NFPA 25. 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. 

          Residence Halls are required to have at least one scheduled fire drill per month.  

          Dearborn Hall

          Year built: 1965
          Occupancy: Three-story residence hall
          Capacity: 302 beds
          Type of construction: Non-combustible, brick
          Street address: 205 Darrow Road

          Fire alarm panel: Edwards Model EST 3

          Automatic sprinkler system: The coverage of these sprinkler systems covers a fully sprinklered area in accordance with NFPA 13.

          Fire suppression equipment: Portable fire extinguishers

          Earp Hall

          Year built: 1965
          Occupancy: Three-story residence hall
          Capacity: 298 beds
          Type of construction: Non-combustible, brick
          Street address: 225 Darrow Road

          Fire alarm panel: Edwards Model EST 3

          Automatic sprinkler system: The coverage of these sprinkler systems covers a fully sprinklered area in accordance with NFPA 13.

          Fire suppression equipment: Portable fire extinguisher

          Rose Hall

          Year built: 1966
          Occupancy: Three-story residence hall
          Capacity: 375 beds
          Type of construction: Non-combustible, brick
          Street address: 235 Darrow Road

          Fire alarm panel: Edwards Model EST 3

          Automatic sprinkler system: The coverage of these sprinkler systems covers a fully sprinklered area in accordance with NFPA 13.

          Fire suppression equipment: Portable fire extinguishers

          Lawrence Towers

          Year built: 1974
          Occupancy: Four-story suite-style residence hall
          Capacity: 722 beds
          Type of construction: Non-combustible, brick
          Street address: 150 Perry Lane

          Fire alarm panel: Edwards Model EST 3

          Automatic sprinkler system: The coverage of these sprinkler systems covers a fully sprinklered area in accordance with NFPA 13.

          Fire suppression equipment: Portable fire extinguishers

          Emergency power: 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.

          Highlands Buildings #1 – 4 

          Year built: 2009
          Occupancy: Four-story suite-style residence hall
          Capacity: #1, #3 – 202 beds; #2, #4 – 196 beds
          Type of construction: Wood-frame

          Fire alarm panel: Simplex Model 4100U

          Automatic sprinkler system: This sprinkler system includes a combination wet and dry pipe system with a fully sprinklered area in accordance with NFPA 13. The Standpipe system with the Fire Department valve is located at each floor in the stair-towers. Fire pumps are provided to ensure adequate water pressure to the sprinkler system. The HVAC systems provided have a smoke detector interface to the fire alarm system.

          Fire suppression equipment: Portable fire extinguishers

          Fire ratings for individual sleeping units: All units are fully sprinklered. One-hour-rated fire partitions from floor to ceiling are placed in between units. Entry doors are 45-minute-rated with smoke gasket seals around their perimeters. The ceilings are one-hour-rated and have an additional layer of drywall in excess of the code requirement, added to improve acoustic isolation and extend fire performance.

          Fire-rated corridors: One-hour fire-rated corridors exist continuously at all floors. The corridor ceilings are one-hour-rated. All penetrations through the corridor for ducting or wiring are fire-stopped and all corridors are sprinklered.

          Fire ratings for stair towers: Stairwells are the safest place in the building. All stair towers are sprinklered and are two-hour-rated fire barriers. This varies from the fire partitions in the units as they have membrane protection, which goes from the first floor to the fourth floor. The central stairwell in all buildings has an area of rescue assistance with call buttons for rescue if persons with a disability need assistance. All stair tower doors are 90-minute-rated and have smoke seals around their perimeter, and all glazing at stair towers is two-hour-rated.

          Travel distance to stair towers: A person occupying a unit in the middle of a corridor of the Highlands can expect to travel a maximum of 130 feet before entering a stair tower. The Code requires this distance to be less than 250 feet. The Highlands exceeds the code requirement for travel distance to the stair towers.

          Draft-stopping: Each fire partition in the building (unit separation walls, corridors) is draft-stopped to prevent smoke from accumulating in the wall cavities. Additionally, the attic area is separated into separate draft-stopped areas to limit smoke migration across the attic.

          Highlands Buildings #5 – 8

          Year built: 2011
          Occupancy: Four-story suite-style residence hall
          Capacity: #5, #7 – 202 beds; #6 – 196 beds; #8 – 247 beds
          Type of construction: Wood-frame

          Fire alarm panel: Simplex Model 4100U

          Automatic sprinkler system: This sprinkler system includes a combination wet and dry pipe system with a fully sprinklered area in accordance with NFPA 13. The Standpipe system with the Fire Department valve is located at each floor in the stair-towers. Fire pumps are provided to ensure adequate water pressure to the sprinkler system. The HVAC systems provided have a smoke detector interface to the fire alarm system.

          Fire suppression equipment: Portable fire extinguishers

          Fire ratings for individual sleeping units: All units are fully sprinklered. One-hour-rated fire partitions from floor to ceiling are placed in between units. Entry doors are 45-minute-rated with smoke gasket seals around their perimeters. The ceilings are one-hour-rated and have an additional layer of drywall in excess of the code requirement, added to improve acoustic isolation and extend fire performance.

          Fire-rated corridors: One-hour fire-rated corridors exist continuously at all floors. The corridor ceilings are one-hour-rated. All penetrations through the corridor for ducting or wiring are fire-stopped and all corridors are sprinklered.

          Fire ratings for stair towers: Stairwells are the safest place in the building. All stair towers are sprinklered and are two-hour-rated fire barriers. This varies from the fire partitions in the units as they have membrane protection, which goes from the first floor to the fourth floor. The central stairwell in all buildings has an area of rescue assistance with call buttons for rescue if persons with a disability need assistance. All stair tower doors are 90-minute-rated and have smoke seals around their perimeter, and all glazing at stair towers is two-hour-rated.

          Travel distance to stair towers: A person occupying a unit in the middle of a corridor of the Highlands can expect to travel a maximum of 130 feet before entering a stair tower. The Code requires this distance to be less than 250 feet. The Highlands exceeds the code requirement for travel distance to the stair towers. 

          Draft-stopping: Each fire partition in the building (unit separation walls, corridors) is draft-stopped to prevent smoke from accumulating in the wall cavities. Additionally, the attic area is separated into separate draft-stopped areas to limit smoke migration across the attic.