Category Archives: Residence Hall/Dormitory

Fire sprinklers prove worth in college dormitory fire (Monmouth, IL)

A college dormitory which houses 120 students had a fire break out in the middle of the night on September 3. A resident awoke to find smoke in her room and alerted her resident assistant, a fire alarm was pulled, and all of the residents evacuated safely as the fire sprinkler system activated to eliminate the flames.Continue Reading »

Sprinkler system helped college students evacuate from resident hall fire (Philadelphia, PA)

205 students and 5 RAs of Race Street Hall were evacuated from the building around 1:30 a.m. due to a fire on the sixth floor. It is unclear at this time what caused the fire. Heasley and Subir Sahu, assistant dean of Residential Living, wrote in an email to campus residents, “A fire occurred in Race Street Hall, causing fire sprinkler systems to activate.Continue Reading »

Sprinkler system controls fire in campus housing (Medford, MA)

At 2:30 p.m., a fire occurred in Sophia Gordon Hall. The fire started in a suite kitchen, setting off the fire alarm and turning on a fire sprinkler, which successfully contained the fire. The suite sustained minimal damage and no one was injured, according to Associate Director of Public Relations Alex Reid.Continue Reading »