All Emergencies: 9-1-1

Dial 9-1-1 from any campus phone to connect directly to the campus police.
Use (707) 664-4444 for emergencies
placed using cell phones.

Emergency Info Hotline
1-888-533-5388

The University maintains this emergency information hotline for status updates for campus wide emergencies; e.g.,
flooding, earthquake, fire.

Fire Safety

Campus Housing Fire Safety Report

In compliance with The Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Act, included as part of the reauthorization of the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the following is Sonoma State University’s Campus Housing Fire Safety Report for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Reportable Statistics

Mandatory Supervised Fire Drills

During this reporting period there was two mandatory supervised fire drill involving the entire campus housing community conducted on September 14 and one on January 27. Both were performed shortly after the start of the Fall and Spring semsters.

Policies on Portable Appliances, Smoking, and Open Flames

Open flames, smoking, and tampering or unauthorized use of fire safety equipment are all prohibited in campus housing facilities.  Cooking and all cooking appliances are prohibited in the residential suite villages – the units which do not have kitchens.  These residents eat all their meals in the University’s dining facilities.  A complete listing of these and all campus housing and residence life policies is available online.

Evacuation and Fire Safety Education and Training Programs

Upon assuming occupancy in the fall semester, all campus residents receive a move-in written publication which includes “What To Do in Case of an Emergency”.  This emergency information includes what to do in case of fire:  i.e., how and where to evacuate, contacting authorities, and activating fire alarms.  There is also a permanent emergency information decal mounted on the inside of every living unit’s entry door stating how to report an emergency and what to do in case of fire.  This decal also includes the 24 hour emergency information hotline maintained by the university.

Emergency preparedness and evacuation information is also maintained and available online.

Campus Housing Facilities

Sonoma State University has six campus student housing villages with the following building, unit, and occupancy capacity counts.

Housing Facilities
Village Occupied Buildings in Village # of Units Capacity
Zinfandel
1972
Barbera, Chardonnay, Flora, Riesling, Semillon, Traminer
96
408
Cabernet
1985
Gamay, Merlot, Muscat, Pinot, Tokay
54
200
Verdot
1991
Sauterne, Chablis, Chenin Blanc, Claret, Meritage
60
300
Sauvignon
1999 & 2000
Alicante, Burgundy, Colombard, Fume Blanc, Grenache, Marsanne, Sirah
157
886
Beaujolais
2003
Alsace, Bordeaux, Classico, Loire, Madiera, Medoc
171
654
Tuscany
2009
Mosel, Piemonte, Provence, Rhone, Savoie, Trentino, Veneto
128
698

Fire Safety Systems

The following is a description of the fire safety systems in the respective villages:

All villages are all equipped with a Nodifier Onyxworks Fire Alarm System, fire and smoke (heat/smoke) detection, on the interior of each unit per the National Fire Protection Association - NFPA - 72 and maintained per California Code of Regulations Title -19 Section 1.14. Each fire and smoke detector alarm signals and reports all trouble to Police Services and the Boiler Plant only, and do not directly signal to the local Fire Department - Rancho Adobe Fire Protection District, Rancho Adobe Station No. 1, (707) 795-5455.  The Nodifier Onyxworks Fire Alarm System is a proprietary, 24 hour continuously monitored system.  Each individual heat/smoke device and pull station is tested and serviced annually.  All of the campus housing buildings are equipped with manual pull stations in various exterior locations tied into an audible horn fire alarm system, per the National Fire Protection Association - NFPA - 72 and maintained per California Code of Regulations Title -19 Section 1.14, with one exception.   Audible horns equipped with strobe lights are installed in selected suites designed to house hearing impaired students, and are installed in accordance with National Fire Protection Association - NFPA-72.  In the Merlot building, which is part of the Cabernet Village, (three story building with interior exit passageways) manual pull stations - audible horn/strobe fire alarm system are located on the interior exit passageways, per the National Fire Protection Association - NFPA - 72 and maintained per California Code of Regulations Title -19 Section 1.14. 

All villages have fire alarm panels and sub-panels with emergency back-up power, via dry cell battery designed to last for a 24-hour period in the event of a power outage, per the National Fire Protection Association - NFPA - 72 and maintained per California Code of Regulations Title -19 Section 1.14. 

All villages are equipped with fire extinguisher cabinets  - located on the exterior of each building, (MP Series - Multi-Purpose Dry Chemical Class ABC Fire - Fire Extinguishers).  In addition Beaujolais Village, Cabernet Village, Sauvignon Village and Tuscany Village (the “apartment villages”) provide MP Series - Multi-Purpose Dry Chemical Class ABC Fire - Fire Extinguishers in the interior of each unit in the kitchen area, per NFPA - 72 and maintained per California Code of Regulations Title -19 Section 1.14. 

Beaujolais, Tuscany and Zinfandel Villages are equipped with a fully functioning and certified fire sprinkler system; each building and unit in Beaujolais Village and Tuscany Village has fire sprinkler coverage, per the National Fire Protection Association - NFPA - 13 and maintained per California Code of Regulations Title -19.   The Zinfandel Village has limited fire sprinkler coverage in buildings and units.  Zinfandel Village is and maintained per California Code of Regulations Title -19.  Cabernet Village, Sauvignon Village and Verdot Village are not equipped with a fire sprinkler system, none of the buildings and/or units has fire sprinkler coverage. Zinfandel Village, Barbera and Traminer each building is equipped on the exterior with a Standpipe System Fire Type - II hose cabinet, with a 100 foot hose length.

All villages are provided with a hard line phone to call 9-1-1 Emergency, Police Services 24 - hours, 7 days per week.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal, (Deputy State Fire Marshal) inspects, tests and certifies annually the fire safety systems in each of the campus housing villages to confirm the systems are fully functioning and maintained, per the California Code of Regulations Title -19 Section 1.14. 

Plans for Future Improvements in Fire Safety

The Housing Office will send out two email notifications per academic year reminding students about the policies surrounding smoke detectors and fire safety. This information will also be covered with the residents during beginning of the semster mandatory building meetings. The University will be installing CO2 detectors before springtime of 2013.

Jeanne Clery Act Annual Report

The SSU Jeanne Clery Act Annual Report is located on the Police and Parking Services website at http://www.sonoma.edu/ps/home/jeanneclery.html.

Fire Log

The University’s Housing Services Office also maintains the required campus housing fire log.  The log can be accessed at the Housing Service Office, located in Zinfandel Hall.  Paper copies can be made available.