Fire & Safety Log

Olin Residence Hall, 4550 Scott Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110, is the on-campus housing facility for Washington University School of Medicine students. The dorm is protected by a voice fire alarm system with smoke detection in all sleeping rooms and hallways. Sprinklers protect the first, second and third floors. Cooking areas are protected by a kitchen hood system. Smoke and heat detection systems protect the mechanical areas of the building.

Each floor has a firefighter hose cabinet to be utilized by fire department personnel in event of an actual fire on the floor.

Fire Drills are conducted quarterly in the Residence Hall for a minimum of four drills a year. Fire training is provided by Protective Services/Emergency Management prior to the quarterly drills.

In the event of an actual evacuation, Olin Hall residents and office workers should evacuate by the nearest stairwell, if it is safe, and meet in the grassy area, south of the residence hall cafeteria addition.

Olin Residence Hall Rules and Regulations prohibit the use of all cooking appliances in dorm rooms with the exception of a microwave. Electronic heating appliances such as space heaters are also prohibited. Candles are discouraged but not prohibited.

Actual fires in the residence hall will be logged into the fire log on this website.

The Clery Act requires campuses to keep a log of any fires in the Olin Residence Hall, 4550 Scott Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110, for the previous three years.

Date Reported: 09/17/2014 at 01:30 a.m.
Date Occurred: 09/17/2014 at 01:30 a.m.
Cause: Unintentional; T-Shirt left on lamp to dry.
Injury: No
Death: No
Property Damage: Damage was contained to t-shirt which was burned through.
Disposition: Cleared

We did not have any fires in the residence hall during calendar years 2015 and 2016.