Fire Safety

The Lebanon Valley College Office of Campus Safety is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus for students, faculty, administrators, staff and visitors. Fire safety is an important part of the office’s mission.

Important Telephone Numbers
  • Emergencies: 911
  • Office of Campus Safety: x6111
  • Office of Campus Safety (off-campus): 717-867-6111
Fire Hazards
  • Potential fire hazards on campus include:
  • Smoking materials
  • Flame-producing materials
  • Flammable decorations
  • Trash
  • Flammable liquids
  • Furniture
  • Appliances

Report hazards such as open stairway doors, blocked exits and accumulated trash to the hall director or the Office of Campus Safety.

False alarms are a hazard. They lead to indifference when quick reactions may save your life in a real fire.

Arson is the leading cause of campus fires. Be alert for suspicious activities that could indicate potential arson or a dangerous prank. Report all incidents to the hall director or the Office of Campus Safety.

Fire Alarms, Drills and Equipment

For the protection of the staff working on campus and students living in residence halls, scheduled periodic fire drills will be conducted. All persons in the building are expected to evacuate when the fire alarms are sounded.  Some Drills may involve room checks to insure the building has been evacuated.

Fire Safety Procedures

Familiarize yourself with potential fire hazards, fire exits, and safety equipment. Plan an escape route in case of fire.

Fire extinguishers are designed to fight small fires. Know where they are located and learn in advance how to operate them properly. Do not block access to extinguishers. Report all extinguishers that are damaged or tampered with. Do not empty fire extinguishers as a prank.

Fire alarms alert all people in the building. Know where alarms are located and how to activate them. If you hear an alarm, exit the building.

Know the locations of smoke detectors. Do not hang things from them.

Keep all hall doors and fire doors closed. Do not block access to these doors.

In Case of Fire

If you detect a fire:

  • Stay calm.
  • Sound an alarm.
  • Call the fire department or the Office of Campus Safety:
  • Fire department 911
  • Office of Campus Safety 6111
  • If you can exit the building, do so immediately. Walk to nearest exit if there is no smoke. If there is smoke or if it is dark, crawl to an exit, counting doors so that you do not get lost.
  • Do not use elevators.
  • Feel door handles before opening doors. If hot, do not open.
  • Close doors behind you.
  • Turn back if you encounter heavy smoke.


If you are trapped in your room:

  • Keep the door closed.
  • Seal cracks around the door with towels or bedding.
  • Open a window slightly if there is no smoke outside.
  • Tie a wet cloth over your nose.
  • Stay low.
  • Signal rescuers.