Office of Environmental Health and Safety
For safety reasons, we ask students to leave the following prohibited items at home:
*Fish tanks of less than 5 gallons in size are permitted.
In case of fire or visible smoke, pull the fire alarm immediately. Fire alarm pull stations are activated by pulling down the handle located on the pull station. If the pull station has a clear cover to protect against vandalism it must be lifted first, and then the pull station lever must be activated.
**Note: Lifting the clear plastic cover will activate a tamper alarm. Do not confuse this with the fire alarm.
Elevators must NOT be used in an emergency. With a loss of power, you can become trapped. The elevator shafts act like a chimney for heat and smoke, creating a deadly condition.
When the fire alarm sounds all persons MUST leave the building immediately. Do not panic. Pre-plan your escape. Learn the location of exits and pull stations before the fire.
Edinboro University recognizes the importance of designing a total approach to fire protection and prevention that involves all facets of the University, from students to the administration. The University Fire Marshal and the Residence Life staff work closely to ensure the success of the University’s fire prevention program.
The University Fire Marshal is responsible for managing the fire prevention program on campus. Life safety is the primary objective of this program, which includes: fire code compliance inspections of all University buildings, fire exit drills, fire alarm testing, fire safety education and information, emergency procedure and planning, fire data analysis, code consultation and fire investigations.
Each residence hall has an integrated fire and heat detection system with sprinklers that covers common areas, as well as individual rooms.
Students are encouraged to get personal property insurance, or determine with their family’s insurance agent, what coverage may currently exist as part of a homeowners or renters insurance policy. Students may arrange for insurance through any commercial property insurance carrier. It’s important that students be insured against any loss and make decisions about the extent of coverage they need for personal property.
The residence hall staff and students work together to provide a secure environment. Student rooms should be locked at all times. The residence halls are locked from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, with staff members monitoring those entering and leaving the hall. Each exit door is alarmed, and staff investigate alarms as they occur. It’s important that resident students work with the residence hall staff and the University Police by ensuring that only guests of residents are in the hall. Any suspicious person or activity should immediately be reported to the University Police.
Safety training is available to all students, faculty and staff. Classes can be scheduled in the following areas by contacting the Manager of Environmental Health and Safety by phone at (814) 732-2907
Report all fires immediately, regardless of how small, and even if you think that the fire is extinguished.
Edinboro University Police Department Emergency Number: (814) 732-2911
Edinboro University Environmental Health and Safety: (814) 732-2907.