the years, Albright College has taken the initiative to update many facility
systems in order to provide a safe environment for students and staff.
are electrical smoke detectors in each student room, which alarm locally. The smoke detectors in the common areas are
connected to the central alarm system (SimplexGrinnell), which in turn, is
directly connected to the Reading City and Muhlenberg Township Fire
Departments, in addition to the Department of Public Safety. The local fire departments require two fire
drills (evacuations) throughout the academic year.
residence hall has an assigned Resident Assistant. These individuals receive training during the
year and are required to conduct inspections of the residence halls,
communicate safety concerns to hall residents during regularly scheduled
meetings and to participate in scheduled fire drills.
Reading City and Muhlenberg Township Fire Departments support various campus
activities and works closely with the College for the continued improvements in
the area of fire prevention. The College
does require the complete evacuation of buildings during any alarm event and
will discipline/fine students for noncompliance.
Orientation, students must participate in presentations on fire safety and
prevention. The presentations cover a
variety of topics, including:
Residence hall fire prevention and quick reporting.
What You Need to Know
Ahead of Time …
Several exit routes from your floor/area.
The location of at least 2 pull stations
Individuals in your area that may need assistance in getting to a safe
area during an emergency.
If You Discover a Fire …
1. Yell out “FIRE” as you are going to the pull
station to alert others in the area.
2. Call the Albright
College Department of Public Safety at x7670 from a safe location.
If You Hear the Alarm
Sounding in Your Building …
If you can do so without putting yourself at
risk, rescue any injured individuals who may need assistance. (Certain individuals in your building may
need assistance with evacuation or getting to a safe location.)
Close all doors
behind you. (This action helps to
contain the fire to as small of anarea as possible.) Never prop open fire doors.
Use exit stairwells
Assemble outside of
the building in the pre-determined location for your floor/building. Never go to another location during an
Move away and remain
a safe distance from the building. Do
not re-enter the building until permitted by the fire department officials.
Albright College is an institution that maintains on-campus student housing, it
must maintain a written, easily understood fire log that records, by the date
the fire was reported, any fire that occurred in an on-campus student housing
facility. The fire log must include the
nature, date, time and general location of each fire.
entry or addition to the fire log must be made within 2 business days of the
receipt of the information.