Fire Safety


  • Morton College

    Police Department

    (708) 656-8000
    Ext. 2200, 2201
     
        Building C, Room 119   

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  • Tips for Loss Prevention


    The Morton College Police
    Department make every 
    effort to protect personal
    property but for even more
    security, review these
    tips for loss prevention
    .

  • The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires campuses to log and report any fires that occur on-campus. A “fire” is here defined as “any instance of open flame or other burning in a place not intended to contain the burning or in an uncontrolled manner." All fire statistics for the past three years can viewed at the Morton College Campus Safety office. 

    Fire Safety equipment such as fire alarms, extinguishers, crash bars, and smoke detectors are located in all College buildings for safety and should be used only in emergency situations. No items may be moved to or stored within 18 inches of the ceiling so as not to interfere with the functioning of the sprinkler system.

    Tampering with fire equipment, disconnecting smoke alarms, or intentionally activating a fire alarm constitutes a class 4 state felony and may lead to incarceration. The College will also take disciplinary action. In addition, legal action and a fine up to $1000 may be pursued by Morton Collage Campus Safety.

    Malfunctioning smoke alarms should be reported at once to the Morton College Police Department (708) 656-8000 Ext. 2200 and 2202 24-hours-a-day.

    Students who do not cooperate in evacuating a building when a fire alarm is sounded will be subject to disciplinary action and a $50 minimum fine. Intentionally seeking to burn items near College property will result in a fine of $50 and possible disciplinary action.

    Students should also assist in the promotion of basic fire safety principles. Fire exits should not be blocked and fire doors should not be propped open, and belongings should not be placed in hallways or stairwells.

    Fire Drills

    At the beginning of each new fall semester all students and staff will be participate in a fire drill. The Cicero Fire Department and Morton College Police Department will be involved to ensure that the drill is performed safely and in an orderly fashion.