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Fire Safety

Mock Dorm Fire 1
Hamilton Fire Department stands by in preparation of the mock dorm fire.
Mock Dorm Fire 2
The fire is started in the lower portion of the mock dorm room and starts to spread.
Mock Dorm Fire 3
The fire spread quickly throughout the mock dorm room.
Mock Dorm Fire 4
Within several minutes the entire mock dorm room is engulfed in flames.
Mock Dorm Fire 5
At the end of the event the fire department puts out the fire.
Mock Dorm Fire 6
During Fire Safety Week, students made their way through the NYS OFPC trailer that simulated what it is like to navigate through a smoke filled residence hall.
Mock Dorm Fire 7
During Fire Safety Week students had the opportunity to learn how to use fire extinguishers.
Mock Dorm Fire 8
During Fire Safety Week students had the opportunity to learn how to use fire extinguishers.
The goal of the Fire Safety Program is to provide a safe environment in university facilities through fire prevention and fire protection systems.
This is accomplished through fire prevention education, fire extinguisher and fire evacuation training, fire hazard analysis, fire and life safety inspections, fire protection system testing, and fire system acceptance/reacceptance tests.

Fire Safety Week

During Fire Safety Week, EHS and Campus Safety hold a mock dorm fire in the upper quad. Students are also taught how to use fire extinguishers and how to navigate through a smoke-filled residence hall (using the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control fire safety trailer).

Annual Fire Safety Report and Written Notification

The Higher Education Opportunity Act requires colleges and universities to publish an Annual Fire Safety Report that is available for public access.  

The Kerry Rose Sprinkler System Notification Act requires New York State colleges to provide written notification (Colgate University Fire Safety Systems Written Notification) on the fire safety systems, including sprinklers systems, to all students residing in college owned or college operated housing.
Students volunteer at the Hamilton Fire Station.

Fire Extinguishers

Portable fire extinguishers are located throughout the university and are available for use by trained personnel. EHS offers fire extinguisher training upon request. Further information about fire extinguishers on campus can be found on the Fire Extinguisher Information Sheet.

Hot Work Program

Colgate has established a Hot Work Program to minimize the potential for a fire incident due to hot work on campus and to comply with federal and state standards.