Chatham University

Fire Safety

Reporting a Fire

Fires should be immediately reported to the camps police at (412) 365-1111. Pittsburgh Police, Fire, and EMS can be reached by dialing 911.

Fire Drills

Fire Drills are conducted in student housing twice a year by Student Affairs, Facilities Management and Public Safety.

Fire Safety Policies

Smoke detectors have been installed in each student room for the protection of the occupants in case of fire. Woodland Hall and Dilworth Hall have full sprinkler systems, while Fickes Hall has a partial sprinkler system.

Smoking is not permitted in any buildings.

Residence Life permits students to use U.L. approved coffeemakers and Micro-Fridge units. Other types of cooking devices are not permitted or have restricted use to the community kitchen in each building. See the Student Handbook for additional information.

Candles, incense, space heaters and halogen lights are not permitted in student housing. See the Student Handbook for additional information.

Chatham University has detailed Fire Plans, Evacuation Plans, and Emergency Response Plans, which are posted on MyChatham.

Fire Safety Education and Training

Residence Life staff are trained and given specific information on who to contact in an emergency, how to assess an emergency, how to respond using general response steps, and how to respond to fire emergencies.

Fire Safety Improvements and Upgrades

Chatham University reviews the fire systems annually and implements upgrades, repairs, or revisions whenever issues are identified.

Evacuation Procedures

If you hear the fire alarm sound, you are required to immediately evacuate the building.

Remember RACE:

  • R - Rescue anyone in immediate danger and Remove yourself from danger.
  • A - Alarm by pulling the fire alarm and notifying Public Safety at 412.365.1111.
  • C - Contain the fire and smoke by closing doors as you evacuate.
  • E - Extinguish the fire using the proper extinguisher. If the fire is too intense, evacuate.

Once you evacuate a building, meet in the designated meeting location and/or remain a safe distance from the building until the campus police inform you that are may go back inside.

View Fire Alarm/Evacuation Procedures here [PDF] »

Student Housing Fire Safety Systems

Building Smoke and/or heat detectors Partial or full sprinkler system Fire extinguishers Evacuation/ Emergency information posted Redundant monitoring system
Chatham Apartments Y Y Y Y
Chung Apartments Y Y Y
Dilworth Hall Y Y Y Y Y
Fickes Hall Y Y Y Y Y
Haber Apartments Y Y Y
Hicks Estate Y Y Y Y
Laughlin Apartments Y Y Y Y
Linzer Apartments Y Y Y
Pelletreu Apartments Y Y Y Y
Rea Hall Y Y Y Y
Woodland Hall
Orchard Hall (Eden Hall Campus)