Annual Fire Report

Annual Fire Reports

The Annual Fire Report is combined with the Annual Campus Safety report. The Annual Fire Report is a new reporting requirement starting with the 2010 report.

On Campus Housing Fire Safety Statistics

The chart below indicates the statics concerning the on campus student residential facilities in the most recent calendar year for which data is available. 

 


 

 

Fire Statistics


Residence Hall


 

 

2011


 

 

2012


 

 

2013

 

 

 

Fires


Fire Related Deaths


Fire Related Injuries


Amount of Damage to Property


 

 

Fires


 

Fire Related Deaths


 

Fire Related Injuries


Amount of Damage to Property


 

 

Fires


 

Fire Related Deaths


 

Fire Related Injuries


Amount of Damage to Property


Carlson Hall

0

0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


1500 Apartment


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


Miller Hall


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


Phillipps Hall


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


Mensing Hall


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


901 Apartments


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


Orfield Apartments

1

0


0


0

0

0


0


0


0


0


0


0


Elliot East Apartments


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


Zimmerman*

0 0 0 0

0


0


0


0


0


0


0


0


1508 Building**


-


-


-


-

0 0 0 0

0


0


0


0


1512 Building**


-


-


-


-

0 0 0 0

0


0


0


0

 

 

**1508 and 1512 Buildings were not purchased until 2011 and no fires were reported that year. These buildings are not used as student, staff or faculty housing and not considered resident housing.

 

 

On Campus Housing Fire Safety Equipment

North Central University maintains fire suppression and detection equipment in residence halls as required by NFPA, state, and local fire regulations. The following list gives a brief description of the fire system in all residence hall buildings, explaining the panel and the features that the panel controls. 

Carlson Hall - 1500 10th Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

This building’s Mircom FX-2000 panel and fire detections system has many features.  This fire panel is monitored by a third party service.  The system has an enunciator panel located on the 15th St. second floor entrance to aid in emergency service response.  The enunciator panel serves as a satellite panel for the main panel located in the first floor and reads all of the data from the main fire panel.  This system is also is addressable meaning it can locate and display the exact activated detector.  This fire system has many sensors to detect possible hazards.  The detectors integrated into this system are; pull stations for manual notification, smoke detectors, heat detectors, duct sensors for fire in the heating and forced air systems, fire sprinkler monitoring, and carbon monoxide detectors.  This system integrates with multiple levels of monitoring such as tamper warnings, and dirty smoke detector pre alarm warnings.

 

Miller Hall - 910 Elliot Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

This building’s Mircom FX-2000 panel and fire detections system has many features.  The system has an enunciator panel located on the Elliot Ave. first floor entrance to aid in emergency service response.  The enunciator panel serves as a satellite panel for the main panel located in the basement and reads all of the data from the main fire panel.    This system is currently set up to display floor zones where the alarm is originating from. This fire system has many sensors to detect possible hazards.  The detectors integrated into this system are; pull stations for manual notification, smoke detectors, heat detectors, duct sensors for fire in the heating and forced air systems, fire sprinkler monitoring, and carbon monoxide detectors. 

 

Phillips Hall - 825 S 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404

This building’s Notifier panel and fire detections system has many features.  This fire panel is monitored by a third party service.  This system’s panel is located off the miller hall parking lot main first floor entrance to aid in emergency service response.   This system is also is addressable meaning it can locate and display the exact location of the activated detector.   This fire system has many sensors to detect possible hazards.  The detectors integrated into this system are; pull stations for manual notification, smoke detectors, heat detectors, duct sensors for fire in the heating and forced air systems, fire sprinkler monitoring, and carbon monoxide detectors.  This system is integrates with multiple levels of monitoring such as tamper warnings and dirty smoke detector pre alarm warnings. 

 

Mensing Hall - 920 S 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415; 620 10th Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55415

This building’s Silent Knight panel and fire detections system has many features.  This fire panel is monitored by a third party service.  The system has an enunciator panel located on the 7th St. first floor main entrance to aid in emergency service response.  The enunciator panel serves as a satellite panel for the main panel located in the first floor choir room and reads all of the data from the main fire panel.  This system is also is addressable meaning it can locate and display the exact location of the activated detector. This fire system has many detectors to detect possible hazards.  The detectors integrated into this system are; pull stations for manual notification, smoke detectors, heat detectors, duct sensors for fire in the heating and forced air systems, fire sprinkler monitoring, and carbon monoxide detectors.  This system is integrates with multiple levels of monitoring such as tamper warnings and dirty smoke detector pre alarm warnings.

 

Orfields - 915, 919, 923, 927 Chicago Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55404 810 14th Street E, Minneapolis, MN 55404

These buildings’ Edwards Systems analog panels and fire detections system has many features.  This system’s panels are located on the Miller Hall parking lot side of the buildings on the first floor entrance to aid in emergency service response.  This system is set up to display floor zones where the alarm is originating from. This fire system has many detectors to detect possible hazards.  The detectors integrated into this system are; pull stations for manual notification, smoke detectors, heat detectors, and carbon monoxide detectors.  

 

Elliot East - 812, 816, 820, 824, 826, S 10th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404 

928, 930 Chicago Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

 This building’s Mircom FX-2000 panel and fire detections system has many features.  The system’s panel is located in Elliot East building 820’s first floor entrance to aid in emergency service response.  The system is currently set up to display floor zones where the alarm is originating from. The fire system has many sensors to detect possible hazards.  The detectors integrated into this system are; pull stations for manual notification, smoke detectors, heat detectors, and carbon monoxide detectors.  

 

901 (8-plex) - 901 E 15th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404

This building’s FCI analog panel and fire detections system has many features.  This system’s panel is located on the 15th St. side of the building on the first floor entrance for quick alarm location by emergency services.  This system is set up to display floor zones where the alarm is originating from. This fire system has many sensors to detect possible hazards.  The detectors integrated into this system are; pull stations for manual notification, smoke detectors, heat detectors, and carbon monoxide detectors.  

 

1500 Building - 1500 10th Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

 Each unit has their own smoke detector. 

 

1508 Building – 1508 Elliot Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Each unit has their own smoke detector.

 

1512 Building – 1512 Elliot Ave A, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Each unit has their own smoke detector. 

 

Zimmerman - 801, 803, 805 E 15th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404

This building’s Microm FA-300 panel and fire detections system has many features, including:  Communication panel, integrated dialer.  The fire panel is not addressable but classifies zones by floor.  This fire system’s detectors are pull station, smoke, heat sensors.

 

Supervised Fire Drills

Fire and evacuation drills are conducted in the residence halls during the fall semester. The drills are supervised and conducted by the North Central Security Office and the Residence Life Staff. Students must participate in the fire drills and it is a violation of the college conduct code not to evacuate during a drill.  During the 2013 calendar year, each resident hall had one supervised fire drill.

 

Fire Safety Violations and Prohibitions

The Student Guide 2013-2014 contains information on residence hall polices. Each freshman is given a hard copy of the handbook when entering North Central University. The handbook is located on the college webpage under Student Life.  Listed below are the fire safety policies for all of the residence halls.

 

To promote safety and reduce the risk of fire, North Central University prohibits open flame usage except for religious holidays or special events in designated areas when a permit had been filed and approval obtained from the Minneapolis Fire marshal. Information on the permit application can be obtained through the NCU security office.

 

Candles, candle warmers, incense burning, or open flames are not allowed in the residence halls at any time. Candle or incense burning is permitted in on-campus apartments only, however residents may be held responsible for any resulting damage. Fireworks or explosives of any kind (including “stink bombs”) are not permitted on NCU property.

 

Residence hall residents are not permitted to use open-coiled appliances such as toasters and toaster ovens, hot plates, electric skillets, oil-type popcorn poppers, or indoor grills of any kind such as George Foreman grills. Apartment residents are not restricted in their use of cooking appliances. Air-type popcorn poppers, coffee machines, sandwich makers and hotpot water heaters may be used in residence hall rooms. One refrigerator of five cubic feet in capacity is permitted for every two roommates. One college-size microwave per room is also allowed. Irons may be used only in residence hall laundry rooms or designated areas.

 

Residents are encouraged to limit their use of electrical power strips, “splitters”, or extension cords. Halogen lamps are not permitted in any on-campus facility. Air conditioners or space heaters are not permitted in the residence halls. Live Christmas greenery and trees are not allowed in any on-campus housing.

 

 

Smoking is a violation of community life standards and is not allowed on campus. 

 

Fire Evacuation Procedures

The Student Guide 2013-2014 contains information on residence hall polices. Each freshman is given a hard copy of the handbook when entering North Central University. The handbook is located on the college webpage under Student Life.  Listed below are the fire evacuation procedures for all of the residence halls.

In the event of a fire, please follow the steps below:

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Do not shout “Fire” Stay calm and keep order.

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Activate the nearest fire alarm.

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Evacuate the building immediately using the nearest exit; stair or fire escape should be used instead of the elevator.

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Report to the Word and Worship Center and check-in with University staff (NCU Security, Resident Director, Resident Adviser, etc. )

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If the University Officials have not notified the Minneapolis Fire Department, call 911. Be prepared to provide the location of the fire and appropriate building entrance.

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Once evacuated, individuals should re-enter the building only after being given permission by University officials or the Minneapolis Fire Department.

 

Tampering with fire notification or safety equipment is considered a compromise of campus safety and therefore may be grounds for dismissal from the University and may result in the city, state and/or local penalties.

Fire Reporting

How to Report a Fire

If a burning odor or smoke is present in any college building members of the campus are encouraged to call the North Central Campus Safety and Security Department at 612-343-4445 or at extension 4445 immediately. Report the location of the fire and, if known, what is burning. If a fire is detected, sound the building alarm by pulling an alarm station while evacuating.

When to Report a Fire

If a fire occurs in a building on campus and is resolved without assistance, please inform the North Central Campus Safety and Security Department of the fire so that the incident may be documented. 

Policies for Safety Education and Training

Fire safety training is provided on an as need basis for students, faculty and staff. North Central Campus Safety and Security is trained on fire related procedures on a yearly basis and coordinates or assists with emergencies as needed. 

Future Plans

There is nothing definite at this time.