In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008, UALR is providing mandatory fire safety information as a part of this report. Detailed information is listed in the table below about fires in any student housing area in 2009.
|Building||# of Fires||Cause||Injuries||Fatalities||Prop. Damage Value|
All residence halls have:
- A fire alarm system with detection throughout the building including sleeping quarters
- An interior addressable fire alarm panel which when activated issues a full alarm response (4 engine companies, 2 ladder companies and 2 battalion chiefs)
- Fire extinguishers located on every floor throughout the buildings
- 24-hour monitoring
North Hall, South Hall, and University Commons have:
- Automatic wet sprinklers throughout the building including sleeping quarters
East Hall has:
- Automatic wet sprinklers in the trash collection closets and 3 fire hose cabinets on each floor
Below is a detailed feature description as well as number of fire drills:
|Building||Fire Alarm||RM Detection||24Hr Monitoring||Sprinkler||Standpipe||Fire Drills|
|East Hall||Yes||Yes||Yes||Partial||1 Pump/Riser||2|
|North Hall||Yes||Yes||Yes||Fully||1 Riser||2|
|South Hall||Yes||Yes||Yes||Fully||1 Riser||2|
Learn more about housing policies and procedures regarding the use of candles, open flames, small electrical appliances and evacuation procedures.
Resident and Community Advisors are trained once per year on dorm fire safety by the Environmental Health & Safety Office (EHS) and the Little Rock Fire Department (LRFD). Video aids and lectures are included with a practical demonstration by each student putting out a controlled fire with a 10 pound ABC fire extinguisher. It is the responsibility of the Resident and Community Advisors to disseminate information as required.