Fire & Safety Log

Olin Residence Hall, 4550 Scott Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110, is the on-campus housing facility for students of Washington University School of Medicine.

Olin Hall is equipped with multiple fire protection systems to ensure occupant safety. Smoke detectors with fire alarm voice evacuation safeguard all dorm rooms and hallways. Sprinklers protect the first, second, and third floors. A kitchen ventilation system exhausts cooking smoke from designated food preparation areas. Smoke and heat detection equipment protect the building’s mechanical rooms. Each floor has a fire hose cabinet for use by fire department personnel in event of an actual fire in the building.

With the exception of microwave ovens, no cooking appliances are permitted in dorm rooms. Electronic heating appliances, including space heaters, are also prohibited. The burning of candles is discouraged but not prohibited.

Olin Hall fire drills are conducted quarterly with a minimum of four drills per year. Fire training is provided by Emergency Management and/or Protective Services prior to quarterly drills.

In the event of an actual fire emergency, Olin Hall residents and employees should immediately evacuate the building as follows. Walk to the nearest stairwell and proceed downstairs to the first floor (provided it is safe to do so). Continue south through the Shell Café and exit the building. The Olin Residence Hall’s Emergency Assembly Point is the grassy area south of the building (McKinley Ave side).

The Clery Act mandates that colleges and universities maintain and publish a three-year log of all fires in student housing.

There were no fires in the Olin Residence Hall during calendar years 2015, 2016, and 2017.