RMF House Safety - Video (5:25)

This informative video summarizes key chapter house safety questions in game show format. Presented by David Santoli, CASE WESTERN 1985, as Asst. Team Leader for the Risk Managers at Balfour Leadership Training Workshop.

Fire Safety Checklist

No matter where you live—whether it’s in a chapter house, an apartment or a dormitory take a look around. How safe is your living environment? Are you putting yourself at risk for a fire? Are you preventing your brothers and your friends from quickly and safely evacuating your home in the event of a fire?

What to Do in the Event of a Fire

Time is the biggest enemy once a fire has started and escape plans help you get out of your home quickly. In less than 30 seconds, a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for a house, apartment or dorm to fill with thick black smoke and become engulfed in flames.

Six Steps You Can Take to Prevent Chapter House Fires

1 Regularly inspect your chapter house, dorm or apartment for fire hazards. If needed, ask your campus safety office or local fire department for assistance.
2 Install battery operated smoke alarms on every level of your chapter house. Maintain and routinely test smoke and fire alarm systems.

Candles Are a Significant Fire Hazard!

According to the National Fire Protection Association, an estimated 18,000 home fires started by candles were reported to public fire departments in 2002. This is important to note since almost two-thirds of students in the United States live off-campus in homes and apartments.

Equipment Breakdown Coverage Explained

We have received questions from house corporation officers about the purpose and value of Equipment Breakdown coverage. For greek-owned property, this coverage provides insurance protection for the types of property and against the kinds of losses not covered by property insurance.

Chapter House Safety

Tips for while you're home and away

As the spring break travel season arrives, many Sigma Chi brothers will be packing up and heading south for warmer weather. Already this year, Sigma Chi has experienced nearly a dozen property claims related to freezing temperatures and busted pipes.

7 Steps to Reducing False Fire Alarms

The results of Campus Safety magazine's annual fire survey are in, and once again, false/nuisance alarms continue to be a thorn in the sides of university, school and hospital protection professionals. Nearly half (47 percent) of survey respondents indicated that false alarms are among their four biggest fire safety challenges.

Campus Fire Safety

Every year college and university students experience a growing number of fire-related emergencies. There are several causes for these fires, however most are due to a general lack of knowledge about fire safety and prevention. The United States Fire Administration (USFA) offers these tips to help reduce and prevent the loss of life and property in dormitory and university housing fires.