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Overview

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires that all academic institutions provide an annual fire safety report outlining fire safety practices, standards, and fire incident statistics. The following information relates to all on-campus residences of the Texas Woman's University.

General Information

Residence Halls are equipped with portable fire extinguishers, smoke detection, integrated automatic sprinkler and visual/audible fire alarm systems. These systems are monitored by the Department of Public Safety 24/7. Multi-story residence halls are also equipped with emergency generators that are designed to automatically activate whenever there is a power loss. These generators will operate all life safety equipment in the buildings. Emergency evacuation maps are installed in each hallway to direct occupants to emergency exits.

All residents and resident hall staff receive fire safety training at the begining of each academic year with training reviewed regularly with residents and staff. Fire drills are conducted twice each semester.

Basic fire safety information is offered to all new and continuing employees. All academic/administrative buildings are equipped with portable fire extinguishers, smoke detection and visual/audible fire alarm systems. In addition, high rise buildings are equippped with automatic sprinkler systems and emergency generators. The generators will operate all life safety equipment in the building. Emergency evacuation maps are installed in each hallway to direct occupants to emergency exits. All emergency systems are monitored 24/7. Fire drills are conducted once each semester.

Fire Related Policies

Specific fire related university policies can be reviewed at the housing and risk management websites.

Fire Log

TWU DPS maintains a Fire Log which includes all actual fires in on-campus housing facilities. The Fire Log is available to the public upon request, during normal business hours at the TWU DPS office located at 301 Administration Dr., Denton, Texas 76204.

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