Public Safety

101 E. Corry Building Emergency Plan

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Components of 101 E. Corry
    1. Building Components 
    2. Emergency System Components 
    3. Area of Rescue Assistance
  3. Building Hours and Security
  4. Calling 911 On Campus/ UC Communications Center
  5. Accounting for Occupants After Evacuations
  6. Building Safety Points of Contact- Responsibilities and Contact Information
  7. Persons with Disabilities – Special Circumstances 
    1. Fire Emergencies 
    2. Severe Weather Emergencies
  8. Emergency Types / Evacuation Rally Points 
    1. Fire 
      1. Fire Drill 
      2. Fire Alarm 
    2. Severe Weather 
    3. Bomb Threats / Suspicious Activities 
    4. Illness or Injury 
    5. Active Shooter
  9. Emergency Responders
  10. Major Fire Hazards for 101 E. Corry


The University of Cincinnati and Uptown Rental Properties are committed to providing a safe and environment for students and guests. One means of achieving that goal is the development of Building Emergency Plans.                                             

It is impossible to predict campus emergencies or the magnitude of such emergencies. The development, distribution, and familiarization of Building Emergency Plans are essential for resident and visitor safety.                                                                                                                             

Guidelines in this sample plan document are reflective of policies/procedures in place at the University of Cincinnati Department of Public Safety, Cincinnati Fire Department, and Ohio Fire Marshall. All permanent and transient building occupants should become familiar with the information contained in these Building Emergency Plans.

Components for Building 101 E. Corry

  1. Building Components: 101 E. Corry has 4 floors. The entire building is equipped with pull stations, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and a sprinkler system. The main fire alarm panel is located in storage unit in the garage. The building has a fire department Knox box located by the main entrance which contains master key prox. card. 
  2. Emergency System Components: Audible fire alarms are designed to notify building occupants whenever fire alarm pull stations, smoke detectors, or fire sprinkler systems go into activation.  Building occupants may receive additional verbal warning information through the fire alarm speaker system, and visual alarm notification via strobe warning lights, both co-located in most buildings. Note: smoke and heat detector installation may be limited to specific areas of some buildings. Whenever anyone of these aforementioned systems is activated, notification is automatically transmitted to the City of Cincinnati 911 Communications Center responsible to dispatch appropriate resources to the respective emergency. Specific building hazards are the key factor used to determine the types of fire extinguishers installed.  101 E. Corry contains ABC type extinguishers used for fires fueled by paper, flammable liquids, and electrical fires. Fire extinguishers are maintained by 101 E. Corry Maintenance. 
  3. Area of Rescue Assistance (ARA): An ARA is an area where persons unable to use stairways can remain temporarily to await instructions or assistance during an emergency evacuation. There is no ARA located in 101 E. Corry. 

Building Hours and Security

101 E. Corry is secured and access is limited resident members.

Calling 911 on campus/ UC Communications Center

The City of Cincinnati 911 Communications Center is interconnected with other communications centers operated by the University of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, and Clermont County. All four centers operate 24/365. A 911 call from a cell phone will typically (but not always) be routed to the nearest city or county dispatch center. It is imperative that whenever placing a 911 call using a cell phone from any location that the caller provides the call-taker with the specific location where emergency assistance is needed.  For example: 911 call takers are trained to ask callers, “911, where is your emergency”? The caller should reply, “101 E. Corry, room number 417.”

Accounting for Occupants After Evacuations

Resident Advisors will attempt to account for all occupants after a building evacuation. Building occupants are strongly urged to check in at predetermined building evacuation collection points for accountability purposes, and so that emergency responders do not have to unnecessarily enter buildings searching for “missing” building occupants. Building Safety POC’S will report any missing occupants and their last known location to emergency responders. 

Building Safety Points of Contact - Responsibilities and Contact Information

RAs will serve as the Building Safety POCs. These individuals (or alternates) are responsible to make all reasonable efforts to ensure that evacuation/relocation takes place when an emergency alarm system is activated or a severe weather alert necessitates relocation within a building. Building Safety POCs will not jeopardize personal safety while attempting to ensure that building occupants have taken appropriate protective actions. Building Safety POCs are also responsible to account for residents and visitors who may have assembled at the designated evacuation/relocation points post building evacuation/relocation.

Building Safety POCs are responsible to ensure that all building occupants have received a copy of the Building Emergency Plan. 

Building Safety POC List
Department Building Safety POC Telephone Floor
  Aratrika Pan    
  David Rich     
  Logan Weirick    
  Bryan Whelan-Pool    
  Destiny Bomar    
  Ty Busby    
  Taneya Chavis    
  Jordan Drye    
  Dominique Dunlap    
  Kayla French    
  Kayla Ferdelman    
  Cara Hall    

Swechcha Kurapati

  Abigail Myers    
  Rokas Ogorodnikas    

Persons with Disabilities – Special Circumstances

  1. Fire Emergencies: Disabled or non-ambulatory individuals located above or below the ground floor have the option to remain in the building during an emergency when the use of an elevator is essential for evacuation.
    1. If located on the ground floor, exit the building the same as other building occupants.
    2. If located above or below the ground floor, seek a safe place—preferably a designated Area of Refuge (none are currently located in 101 E. Corry), or a room with an exterior window, a telephone, and a solid door.
      1. Call Emergency Dispatch (911) and advise that you are a person or with a person who is non-ambulatory or has a physical disability. Give your exact location – Address, Room number, and the phone number from which you are calling.
      2. Upon arrival, the fire department will determine the best protective action for disabled or non-ambulatory building occupants.
  2. Severe Weather Emergencies: Assist persons with disabilities to severe weather shelter locations. Elevators may be used by individuals who are disabled or non-ambulatory.

Emergency Types / Evacuation and Relocation Points

  1. Fire:   
    1. The following actions should be taken whenever a person encounters smoke, fire, burning odors, or fire alarm activation: 
      • Activate the nearest fire alarm pull station while exiting the building
      • If possible, close all doors and windows
      • Exit the building as quickly as possible and call 911 once outside
      • The 101 E. Corry Building Assembly Location is the park near the front entrance.
      • Building Safety POCs will account for all residents and visitors and advise the fire department of relevant information. Note: advise the fire department of only the information that is known.  Do not guess.
      • Building Safety POCs  must report missing residents /visitors and the last known locations to emergency personnel
      • Await further instructions from emergency personnel
      • Do not reenter a building unless approved by emergency responders
    2. Fire Drill or Fire Alarm
      • Fire Drills are planned and scheduled.
      • Fire Alarms are not planned and building emergency plans should be followed until the cause of the alarm has been determined or the emergency resolved.
    3. Note:  Unless otherwise stipulated, the Ohio Fire Code mandates evacuation of building occupants whenever a fire alarm is activated.  All fire alarms are emergencies until resolved by Emergency Responders.
  2. Severe Weather:  County warning systems will be activated for tornado warnings (i.e. a tornado has been sighted in the alert area). 
    • Take shelter inside of a building relocation area designated for tornados. Elevator use is restricted except for persons who are non-ambulatory.
    • Severe weather safety locations for 101 E. Corry are designated as the lowest levels of the garage.
    • Await further instruction from Emergency Responders before leaving the relocation area.
  3. Bomb Threats / Suspicious Activities:  In the event of a bomb threat, suspicious package or suspicious item: 
    • Do not use cell phones or radios to make a report (e.g. cellular phones/radios could activate a bomb or suspicious device)
    • Call 911 using a landline phone
    • Do not move or open items
      • Remove all individuals from the immediate area, lock the door, secure the building, and assemble with your department on the park near the front entrance.
  4. Illness or Injury: For illness or injuries requiring medical assistance, calling 911 from a cell phone will typically contact the nearest 911 Communications Center. However, when using a cell phone, make sure to inform the dispatcher of your exact location including address, building, and room number.
    • After notifying 911, the dispatcher will send emergency medical assistance as needed
    • Someone should meet emergency services at the building entrance to escort emergency personnel directly to the ill/injured person
  5. Active Shooter
    • RUN:
      • If you can escape safely during an active shooter event then run
      • Run immediately – leave everything behind
      • Encourage others to escape with you, but do not wait for them to decide
      • Once you are safely away from the shooter, then call 911 and report the incident
    • HIDE: 
      • If escape appears impossible then hide
      • Lock and barricade doors, turn off lights, silence cell phones completely, and remain quiet
      • Take cover behind furniture or fixtures away from doorways
      • Stay away from windows
      • Prepare yourself and others to fight  if necessary
    • FIGHT:
      • If running or hiding are not possible or fail, and confronted by the aggressor then fight
      • Use anything around you as a weapon to fight…there are no rules
      • Fight to create an opportunity to escape

Emergency Responders

101 E. Corry is served by City of Cincinnati Police, UC Police as back up and Cincinnati Fire. 

Major Fire Hazards for 101 E. Corry

There are no major fire hazards in 101 E. Corry. No large chemicals quantities are stored in this building.