Annual Fire Safety Report

The University of San Francisco publishes this fire safety report as part of its annual Clery Act Compliance. This report contains information regarding the fire safety practices and standards for USF, including statistics concerning the number of fires, the cause of each fire, the number of injuries and deaths related to a fire, and the value of the property damage caused by a fire. This report is available for review 24 hours a day within the Daily Crime and Fire Log at A physical copy may be obtained by making a request to Public Safety in University Center, 5th Floor, or by emailing

USF maintains a fire log that includes information about fires that occur in residential facilities, including the nature, date, time, and general location. A fire is defined as any instance of open flame or other burning in a place not intended to contain the burning or in an uncontrolled manner. If a fire occurs in a USF building, community members should immediately pull the fire alarm and exit the building. When safe, call Public Safety at x2911 on a university phone or (415) 422-2911 on a non-university phone, and provide as much information as possible about the location, date, time, and cause of the fire. Public Safety will initiate a response, investigate, and coordinate with the fire department, as needed. If a member of the USF community finds evidence of a fire that has been extinguished, and the person is not sure whether Public Safety has already responded, the community member should immediately notify Public Safety to investigate and document the incident.

The university takes fire safety seriously and has established fire safety programs for management and students living in on-campus residence halls. Fire evacuation plans have been developed for residence halls and copies of Evacuation Exit placards can be found on the inside of the door of each room. The university highly encourages the community to attend Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) courses and may host NERT courses when those opportunities become available.