Fire Safety Office

Contact Information

John Naccarato (Fire and Safety Systems Coordinator)
E-mail: at x6022 or
Dispatch: at (717) 691-6005 (off campus), x6005 (on campus)

Fire Prevention Resources

Cooking Safety Information (Part 1) - What are some "tried-and-true" ways of preventing a fire in the kitchen?  Of reducing false alarms due to cooking?  Check out this information to find out!

Cooking Safety Information (Part 2) - So maybe you ignored the advice in Part how are you supposed to deal with the resulting kitchen fire?

Fire Drills & Evacuation - What's the point of fire drills?  Why should I participate?  How can they help me?  This PDF has some answers for you!

Fire Extinguishers - I see them around all the time and even have one at home...but I don't know how or when to use it.  We've got you covered!

Know Two Ways Out - Planning and preparation are important if you want to be successful at anything...especially surviving a fire emergency!

Fire Safety Policies & Information

Campus Fire Safety Report - The Higher Education Opportunity Act (PL 110-315) became law in August 2008, requiring all United States academic institutions to produce an annual fire safety report outlining the fire safety practices, standards, and all fire-related on-campus housing statistics. The following public disclosure report details all information required by this law as it relates to Messiah University.

Campus Fire Log - Messiah maintains a log of fires that have occurred in on-campus student housing in accordance with federal regulations (34 CFR §688.49).  The log is open to public inspection during normal business hours (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday with the exception of campus holidays/closings) at the Dispatch Office, located in Eisenhower Campus Center, 500 University Avenue.

Campus Door Stop Guidelines - Information pertaining to the use of door stops and wedges on campus.

Grilling Policy - Campus policy on the use of charcoal grills on campus (including satellite housing)

Get Out and Stay Alive - Guide for Colleges and Universities published by FEMA

Emergency and Fire Drill Evacuation Procedures - Students - Procedures for Evacuation during a fire alarm/emergency.

Emergency and Fire Drill Evacuation Procedures - Procedures for all students/staff/faculty for emergency and fire drill evacuations

Fire Alarm Response - Faculty/Staff - Fire Alarm instructions for faculty/staff during a fire alarm

Information on Fire Safety Office