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Clery Fire Definitions

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John Schlaf

Director of Campus Safety

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7255

jschlaf@​knox.edu

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Clery Act guidelines require that any institution that "maintains an on-campus student housing facility" must collect "fire statistics." Those statistics and additional fire related information has been included in the Annual Knox College Fire Safety Report. The statistics include information in the categories of:

Unintentional Fires in regard to: Cooking, Use of smoking materials, Open flames, Electrical, Heating Equipment, Hazardous products, Machinery/Industrial, Natural and "other" unintentional causes

Intentional Fires and Undetermined Fires

The following FIRE related definitions have been utilized within this report:

Arson: Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.

Fire: Any instance of open flame or other burning in a place not intended to contain the burning or in an uncontrolled manner.

Fire Cause: The factor or factors which give rise to a fire. The causal include intentional or unintentional acts, mechanical failure or act of nature.

Fire Drill: A supervised practice of a mandatory evacuation of a building for a fire.

Fire Related Injury: Any instance in which a person is injured as a result of a fire, including those injured while involved in fire control, rescue, or escaping from the dangers of fire. Persons include students, employees, visitors, firefighters, or any other individuals.

Fire Related Death: Any instance in which a person is killed as the result of a fire or dies within one year of injuries as a result of the fire.

Fire Safety system: Any mechanism or system related to the detection, warning or control of a fire. This includes sprinklers, other fire extinguishing systems, fire detection devices, stand alone smoke alarms, fire alerts (horns, bells, strobe lights, smoke control and reduction mechanisms), and fire doors and walls that reduce the spread of a fire.

Value of Property Damaged: The estimated value of the loss of the structure and contents based on cost of replacement. Includes contents damaged by smoke, water, and overhaul. It does include indirect costs such as business interruption.