Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Fire protective features in residence halls 

The university houses students in 15 undergraduate residence complexes with 1 to 4 halls in each complex and 2 graduate residence halls. In addition, the university manages 3 multi-family apartment complexes for married students and students with families and also the Chez Veterans Center. This section provides a description of the fire protection features provided in each Housing facility. 

Undergraduate 

  1. Ikenberry South – Scott Hall (202 E. Peabody Dr., Champaign) 
  2. Ikenberry South – Snyder Hall (206 E. Peabody Dr., Champaign) 
  3. Ikenberry South – Taft-Van Doren Residence Halls (1213-1215 S. Fourth St., Champaign) 
  4. Ikenberry South – Bousfield Hall (1214 S. First St., Champaign) 
  5. Ikenberry North – Weston Hall (204 E. Peabody Dr., Champaign) 
  6. Ikenberry North – Hopkins Hall (103 E. Gregory Dr., Champaign) 
  7. Ikenberry North – Wassaja Hall (1202 S. First St., Champaign) 
  8. Ikenberry North – Nugent Hall (207 E. Gregory Dr., Champaign) 
  9. Ikenberry North – Barton-Lundgren Halls (1201-1205 S. Fourth St., Champaign) 
  10. Illinois Street Residence Halls (Townsend and Wardall) (918-1012 W. Illinois St., Urbana) 
  11. Busey and Evans Residence Halls (1111-1115 W. Nevada St., Urbana) 
  12. Lincoln Avenue Residence Halls (1005 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana) 
  13. Allen Residence Hall (1005 W. Gregory Dr., Urbana) 
  14. Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls (Babcock, Blaisdell, Carr, Saunders) (901-1002 College Ct., Urbana) 
  15. Florida Avenue Residence Halls (Trelease & Oglesby) (901 and 1005 College Ct., Urbana) 

Graduate 

  1. Sherman Hall (909 S. Fifth St., Champaign) 
  2. Daniels Hall (1010 W. Green St., Urbana) 
  3. Goodwin & Green Apartments (1107 W. Green St., Urbana) 
  4. Goodwin & Green Apartments (300 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana) 
  5. Orchard Downs Apartments (1841 Orchard Place, Urbana) 
  6. Ashton Woods Apartments (2215-2319 S. First St., Urbana) 

Specialized Housing 

  1. Chez Veterans Center (908 W. Nevada St., Urbana) 

Housing Facility Descriptions

Ikenberry South Residence Halls

Ikenberry South consists of four halls, each monitored by a supervised fire alarm system. Scott Hall and Taft-Van Doren Halls are also protected by automatic, supervised wet pipe sprinkler systems that are integrated with the fire alarm system. The fire alarm system is continuously monitored and supervised by Public Safety Dispatch. Wet standpipes are located in each stairwell of each building. Multi-purpose ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers are installed on each floor as well as throughout the common areas and mechanical spaces in the complex. Other features include an emergency generator to power emergency lights and exit signs to illuminate the means of egress. Elevators, magnetically held-open fire-rated door assemblies, and air handling units are also integrated with the fire alarm system. Fire suppression systems were installed in Snyder Hall in 2012. Bousfield Hall was placed into service in August of 2013. It has a supervised fire alarm and sprinkler system as well as wet standpipes in each stairwell. 

Ikenberry North Residence Halls

Ikenberry North includes five halls, each monitored by a supervised fire alarm system. The fire alarm system is continuously monitored and supervised at Public Safety Dispatch. Wet standpipes are located in each stairwell of the building. Nugent Hall is protected by an automatic, supervised wet pipe sprinkler system that is integrated with the fire alarm system. Multi Purpose ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers are installed on each floor as well as throughout the common areas and mechanical spaces in the complex. Other features include an emergency generator to power emergency lights and exit signs to illuminate the means of egress. Elevators, magnetically propped open fire-rated door assemblies, and air handling units are also integrated with the fire alarm system. Sprinkler systems are in place throughout Weston, Barton-Lundgren, and Hopkins Halls. 

Wassaja Hall opened in fall 2016. It has all of the fire protection and life safety features of the other four Ikenberry North residence halls including, a supervised fire alarm system integrated with a wet-pipe fire sprinkler system with standpipes as well as multi purpose ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers. 

Illinois Street Residence Halls

Illinois Street Residence Halls are protected by an automatic, supervised wet pipe sprinkler system that is integrated with the building fire alarm system. The fire alarm system is continuously monitored and supervised at Public Safety dispatch. Cooking operations under the kitchen hoods are protected by special hazard chemical suppression systems, which are also integrated with the building fire alarm system. Multi-purpose ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers are installed on each floor as well as throughout the common areas and mechanical spaces in the complex. Wet standpipes are located in each stairwell of each building. Other features include an emergency generator to power emergency lights and exit signs to illuminate the means of egress. Elevators, magnetically held-open fire-rated door assemblies, and air handling units are also integrated with the fire alarm system. Illinois Street Residence Halls are equipped with a fire pump. 

Busey and Evans Halls

Busey and Evans Residence Halls are protected by an automatic, supervised wet pipe sprinkler system that is integrated with the building fire alarm system. The fire alarm system is continuously monitored and supervised at Public Safety dispatch. Cooking operations under the kitchen hoods are protected by special hazard wet chemical suppression systems, which are also integrated with the building fire alarm system. Multi-purpose ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers are installed on each floor throughout the common areas and mechanical spaces in the complex. Wet standpipes are located in each stairwell in each building. Other features include an emergency generator to power emergency lights and exit signs to illuminate the means of egress. Elevators, magnetically held-open fire-rated door assemblies, and air handling units are also integrated with the fire alarm system. 

Lincoln Avenue Residence Halls

Lincoln Avenue Residence Halls are protected by an automatic, supervised wet pipe sprinkler system that is integrated with the building fire alarm system. The fire alarm system is continuously monitored and supervised at Public Safety dispatch. Cooking operations under the kitchen hoods are protected by special hazard wet chemicals suppression systems, which are also integrated with the building fire alarm system. Multi-purpose ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers are installed on each floor as well as throughout the common areas and mechanical spaces in the complex. Dry standpipes are located in each of the stairwells. Other features include an emergency generator to power emergency lights and exit signs to illuminate the means of egress. Elevators, magnetically held-open fire-rated door assemblies, and air handling units are also integrated with the fire alarm system. Lincoln Avenue Residence Halls and Allen Hall have a shared single fire alarm main panel. 

Allen Hall

Allen Residence Hall is protected by an automatic, supervised wet pipe sprinkler system that is integrated with the building fire alarm system. The fire alarm system is continuously monitored and supervised at Public Safety dispatch. Cooking operations under the kitchen hoods are protected by special hazard wet chemicals suppression systems, which are also integrated with the building fire alarm system. Multi-purpose ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers are installed on each floor as well as throughout the common areas and mechanical spaces in the complex. Wet standpipes are located in each of the stairwells. Other features include an emergency generator to power emergency lights and exit signs to illuminate the means of egress. Elevators, magnetically held-open fire-rated door assemblies, and air handling units are also integrated with the fire alarm system. Lincoln Avenue Residence Halls and Allen Hall have a shared single fire alarm main panel. 

Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls

Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls, which includes Babcock, Blaisdell, Carr and Saunders, is protected by an automatic, supervised wet pipe and dry pipe sprinkler system that is integrated with the building fire alarm system. The fire alarm system is continuously monitored and supervised at Public Safety dispatch. Cooking operations under the kitchen hoods are protected by special hazard wet chemicals suppression systems, which are also integrated with the building fire alarm system. Multi-purpose ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers are installed on each floor as well as throughout the common areas and mechanical spaces in the complex. Dry standpipes are located in each stairwell in each building. Other features include an emergency generator to power emergency lights and exit signs to illuminate the means of egress. Elevators, magnetically held-open fire-rated door assemblies, and air handling units are also integrated with the fire alarm system. 

Florida Avenue Residence Halls

Florida Avenue Residence Halls, which consists of Oglesby and Trelease, is protected by an automatic, supervised wet pipe sprinkler system that is integrated with the building fire alarm system. The fire alarm system is continuously monitored and supervised at Public Safety dispatch. Cooking operations under the kitchen hoods are protected by special hazard wet chemicals suppression systems, which are also integrated with the building fire alarm system. Multi-purpose ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers are installed on each floor as well as throughout the common areas and mechanical spaces in the complex. Dry standpipes are located in each stairwell in each building. Other features include an emergency generator to power emergency lights and exit signs to illuminate the means of egress. Elevators, magnetically held-open fire-rated door assemblies, and air handling units are also integrated with the fire alarm system that has prerecorded voice messaging capability but is not used at this time for evacuation purposes. This system as currently set up, may be used as a voice notification system only. Florida Avenue Residence Halls are equipped with a fire pump. 

Sherman Hall

Sherman Hall is protected by an automatic, supervised wet pipe sprinkler system that is integrated with the building fire alarm system. The fire alarm system is continuously monitored and supervised at Public Safety dispatch. Multi-purpose ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers are installed on each floor as well as throughout the common areas and mechanical spaces in the complex. Wet standpipes are located in each of the corridors of each building. Other features include an emergency generator to power emergency lights and exit signs to illuminate the means of egress. Elevators, magnetically held-open fire-rated door assemblies, and air handling units are also integrated with the fire alarm system that has prerecorded voice messaging for evacuation purposes. Sherman Hall is equipped with a fire pump. 

Daniels Hall

Daniels Hall is protected by an automatic, supervised wet pipe sprinkler system that is integrated with the building fire alarm system. The fire alarm system is continuously monitored and supervised at Public Safety dispatch. Multi-purpose ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers are installed on each floor as well as throughout the common areas and mechanical spaces in the complex. Wet standpipes are located in each stairwell of each building. Other features include an emergency generator to power emergency lights and exit signs to illuminate the means of egress. Elevators, magnetically held-open fire-rated door assemblies, and air handling units are also integrated with the fire alarm system that has prerecorded voice messaging capability but is not used at this time for evacuation purposes. This system as currently set up may be used as a voice notification system only. Daniels Hall is equipped with a fire pump. 

Goodwin-Green Apartments

A sprinkler system is in place throughout the Goodwin-Green Family Apartments complex, and it is integrated with the automatic building fire alarm system. The fire alarm system is continuously monitored and supervised at Public Safety dispatch. Multi-purpose ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers are installed on each floor as well as throughout the common areas, basement storage areas and mechanical spaces in the complex. Wet standpipes are located in each stairwell of each building. Other features include an emergency generator to power emergency lights and exit signs to illuminate the means of egress. Elevators are also integrated with the fire alarm system. 

Orchard Downs Apartments

Orchard Downs consists of 70 apartment buildings (1 story – 3 stories), 2 standalone laundries, and a one-story community center. Each apartment is equipped with a smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector. Multi-purpose ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers are located in the kitchen of each apartment as well as in the laundries and community center. Other features include battery-backup emergency lights and exit signs in the Community Center to illuminate the means of egress. Orchard South apartments had fire alarm systems added to two-thirds of the apartment buildings from 2017 to 2018. The last phase of fire alarm installation for this complex was completed in 2019. These fire alarm systems are continuously monitored by the Division of Public Safety. 

Ashton Woods Apartments

Ashton Woods consists of 13 apartment buildings with 12 apartments and a laundry area in each building. Each apartment is equipped with a smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector. Smoke detectors are located in hallways and bedrooms and are hard wired together. Multi-purpose ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers are located in the kitchen of each apartment, as well as in the laundry area. The buildings are also protected with a manual fire alarm system. The fire alarm systems are continuously monitored by the Division of Public Safety. 

Chez Veterans Center

The Chez Veterans Center opened in 2015. The facility is a three-story building with 12 residential units located on the third floor. The facility is protected throughout by an automatic fire suppression system and an addressable automatic voice fire alarm system. The building is also equipped with an emergency generator that provides emergency lighting and elevator operation in the event of a power outage. There are also dry chemical fire extinguishers placed throughout the facility. The exits and areas of rescue assistance are marked with internally-illuminated signs and the areas of rescue assistance and the building elevators have emergency phones located within them.