Fire Safety


Institutions with on-campus student housing facilities must publish annually a fire safety report that provides information on campus fire safety practices and standards. Rosemont College complies with this regulation by including all fire-related incidents at on-campus student housing facilities as part of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report.

Information contained in this annual fire safety report includes: number and cause of fires at all on-campus student housing facilities; number of fire-related deaths; related injuries; value of fire-related property damage; information on evacuation procedures; fire safety education and training programs; fire safety systems in each student housing facility; number of regular mandatory supervised fire drills; and policies on portable electrical appliance, smoking and open flames. The Annual Security & Fire Safety Report must include three (3) years of data.


Get Out and Stay Alive Booklet.pdf

Assembly Areas for Campus Evacuations


Assembly Area (On-Campus)

Alumnae Hall

Cardinal parking lot  

Cardinal building

Connelly Green-by flag pole 


Chapel rear grassy area

Connelly Hall

Connelly Green-by flag pole

Good Counsel

Chapel lawn side

Heffernan Hall

Bridge-between Heffernan and Good Counsel

Kaul Hall

Connelly Green-by flag pole

Lawrence Hall

Chapel lawn side


Connelly Green-by flag pole

Main building

Chapel lawn side

Mayfield Hall

Connelly Green-by flag pole


Alumnae parking lot

White Hall

Cardinal parking lot


Any person suspecting or discovering a fire shall implement the actions described in the R.A.C.E. acronym:

RESCUE: any person in immediate danger from the fire, if safe.
ALARM: activate the fire alarm pull station and then call the College’s emergency line X2555 or 610-526-1038 to report the fire and location.

CONFINE: Confine the fire by closing all doors and windows. Turn off fans and air conditioners.

EVACUATE: Evacuate the building to your designated assembly point safety away from the fire.

NOTE: 911 is not contacted automatically when a fire alarm is activated in campus buildings. 911 must be called for all fires

  • Building evacuations will occur when a fire alarm sounds and/or upon notification by Public Safety or the building coordinator.
  • Leave by the nearest marked exit and alert others to do the same. Do not stop to take any belongings from the building.
  • Assist persons with disabilities in exiting the building.  If necessary two or three individuals may carry the persons with disabilities from the building if the persons with disabilities cannot negotiate the stairs.  Leave wheelchairs or other such equipment behind if they make movement of the persons with disabilities awkward, or ask another individual to carry the equipment separately.
  • Use the stairs to exit the building. Do not use the elevator.  
  • Once outside, proceed to the designated assembly area. Building Coordinators or Public Safety personnel will direct you to the assembly area. Give your name and stay at the assembly area until told to leave.  
  • In the event no Public safety or emergency personnel are present, you should proceed to a clear area that is at least 500 feet or further, depending on the type of incident, away from the affected building.  Stay there.
  • Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrants areas, and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel.  
  • Immediately notify emergency personnel of any injured persons and individuals remaining in the affected building.
  • Do not return to an evacuated building unless told to do so by emergency personnel, or college officials.
NOTE: 911 is not contacted automatically when a fire alarm is activated in campus buildings. 911 must be called for all fires.