CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, EAST BAY (CSUEB)

ANNUAL FIRE SAFETY REPORT

The California State University, East Bay Police Department is committed to maintaining the safety of our residential community. As part of this responsibility, this Annual Fire safety Report is provided for your information. This Annual Fire Safety Report is also included within our Annual Jeanne Clery Act report.

FIRE SAFETY AND TRAINING PROGRAMS:

All Resident Advisors (RAs) and professional staff are trained on proper fire evacuation and emergency procedures by the CSUEB Emergency Preparedness Coordinator and the Department of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) at the beginning of each academic year. The CSUEB’s Emergency Preparedness Coordinator and EH&S, in collaboration with an independent contractor, Assured Fire, conduct fire suppression training with the RAs utilizing fire extinguishers and a controlled fire burn. At the beginnings of each quarter, RA’s have mandatory floor meetings where proper fire evacuation procedures are discussed with the residents. On the back of the door in each dorm room, apartment or suite an Emergency Information sheet is posted which delineates what to do in the event of a fire and what to do when an earthquake occurs. The emergency information sheet also includes a map of the building with evacuation points and emergency exits delineated as well as a map of the entire housing complex with evacuation points and emergency exits.

FIRE RESPONSE PROCEDURES:

A. If you discover fire or see smoke:

Gather the following information and call University Police at 911 from a campus phone or 885-3791 from a cell phone, or directly from a Blue Light emergency phone. Identify yourself and report the following:

  1. Building name and address.
  2. Room/location of fire.
  3. Type of fire.
  4. Smoke or flame.
  5. Smoke odor.

B. For minor fires such as smoke in a waste basket, locate the fire extinguisher and:

P PULL safety pin from handle

A AIM nozzle at base of fire

S SQUEEZE the trigger handle

S SWEEP from side to side (watch for re-flash)

Remember – Do not try to extinguish the fire yourself unless it is small, contained and safe to do so.

C. For large fires, evacuate the building and pull a fire alarm.

If you are the last person out of a room, close the door behind you - DO NOT LOCK THE DOOR.

D. If you become trapped inside a building during a fire:

  1. Call University Police (911 from campus phone; 885-3791 from cell phone).
  2. Tell them your location and that you need Fire Department assistance to get out.
  3. Stay near a window and close to the floor.
  4. If possible, signal for help.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION PROCEDURES:

Evacuation drills are coordinated by the CSUEB Director of Housing in collaboration with the CSUEB Emergency Preparedness Coordinator and EH&S each quarter for all residential facilities on the campus. The emergency response and evacuation procedures are tested at least twice each year. During the drill, occupants “practice” drill procedures and familiarize themselves with the location of exits and the sound of the fire alarm. In addition to educating the occupants of the building about the evacuation procedures during the drills, the process also provides the university an opportunity to test the operation of the fire alarm system components. Drills may be announced or unannounced and after action and corrective action reports which are designed for assessment and evaluation of emergency plans and capabilities are completed after each drill. CSUEB will publish a summary of its emergency response and evacuation procedures in conjunction with at least one drill or exercise each calendar year.

STUDENT HOUSING FIRE SAFETY POLICIES:

The CSUEB Student Housing policies pertaining to portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in a student housing facility are as follows. The following constitutes a list of violations that could result in prosecution and/or fines:

  1. Combustible Material Storage: The storage of combustible materials (gasoline, paint thinner, wax etc.) within the residential facility, including resident rooms/suites/apartments, is not permitted.
  2. Fire Alarm/Drill: All residents and guests must evacuate a residential facility immediately when the fire alarm sounds. Those who do not evacuate are in violation of University policy and State fire code and may result in a citation from UPD or the Hayward Fire Department and/or being referred to the Housing judicial system.
  3. Fire Safety Equipment: Residents are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the evacuation instructions located on the inside of their room/suite/apartment door. If the instructions are missing or illegible, the Residential Life Coordinator should be contacted immediately to have a new one installed. Residents are required to initial that they have been shown the evacuation instructions on the Room/Apartment Inventory Form at check-in. The following misuses of fire safety equipment are considered violations of policy and will result in judicial and/or legal action ($1,000.00 fine and up to 6 months in prison): pulling fire alarms or fire alarm covers when no fire exists, blocking or propping fire doors, blocking fire stairs, tampering with smoke detectors, tampering with alarm horns, strobes, enunciator or bells, misuse or tampering with sprinkler system heads (including, but not limited to, hanging items from sprinkler heads), tampering with fire exit signs, and tampering or improper use of fire extinguishers or fire hoses. Note that each residence hall room contains a smoke detector and each apartment/suite contains a smoke detector and fire extinguisher for residents’ safety. Contact the Residential Life Coordinator for additional information about fire safety or if any of your unit’s fire safety equipment appears to be malfunctioning.
  4. Open Flame: No open flames are permitted in the residence halls or within housing property outside of designated areas without official SHRL approval. This includes, but is not limited to candles, incense, smoking, and the burning of any materials or other flame-emitted articles. Prior written approval must be obtained from the Residential Life Coordinator if this policy is incongruent with religious, cultural, or spiritual beliefs.
  5. Portable Heaters: The utilization of portable heaters in the residence halls is not permitted.
  6. Halogen Lamps: Halogen lamps/lighting, are not permitted.
  7. Doors: All unit doors are to be kept closed at all times due to the integrity of the rated corridors. At no time are the doors to be propped open or left ajar.

SMOKING:

Due to California State University policy, smoking is prohibited in all of our buildings, student rooms, residential hallways, restrooms, lounges, stairs, balconies, volleyball and basketball courts and pool areas. Residents may only smoke 20 feet away from any building. This includes the use of smoking devices such as hookah pipes.

(Student Housing Fire Safety Systems – See Following)

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, EAST BAY
STUDENT HOUSING FIRE SAFETY SYSTEMS
01/01/2001 – 12/31/2013

Student Housing Fire Safety System
Student Housing FacilitiesFire Alarm Monitoring Done On SiteSprinkler SystemSmoke DetectionFire Extinguisher DevicesEvacuation Plan/PlacardsNumber of Evac (Fire) Drills Each Academic Year
Building 1 - Calaveras No Yes Yes Yes Yes 3
Building 2 - Coloma No Yes Yes Yes Yes 3
Building 3 - Sierra No Yes Yes Yes Yes 3
Building 4 - Sonora No Yes Yes Yes Yes 3
Building 5 - Mariposa No Yes Yes Yes Yes 3
Building 6 - International House/Tamalpais No Yes Yes Yes Yes 3
Building 7 - Shasta No Yes Yes Yes Yes 3
Building 8 - Diablo No Yes Yes Yes Yes 3
Building 9 - Sequoia No Yes Yes Yes Yes 3
Building 10- Juniper No Yes Yes Yes Yes 3
Dining Commons No Yes Yes Yes Yes 3

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, EAST BAY
FIRE STATISTICS AND INFORMATION
01/01/2001 – 12/31/2013

Fire Statistics and Information
Student Housing FacilitiesDate OccuredTimePolice Report Number(s)CauseValue of Property LossInjuries
Building 1 - Calaveras None n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Building 2 - Coloma None n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Building 3 - Sierra None n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Building 4 - Sonora None n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Building 5 - Mariposa None n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Building 6 - International House/Tamalpais None n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Building 7 - Shasta None n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Building 8 - Diablo None n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Building 9 - Sequoia None n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Building 10- Juniper None n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dining Commons None n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
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