Policies

Policies

Fire Alarms/Fire Safety Equipment

 
Effective Date Aug 1, 2009

In the event of a fire alarm, all building occupants are required to exit the building and move to the re-assembly point which is at least 100 feet from the building being evacuated. Failure to evacuate the building during a fire alarm will result in a minimum of a $200 fine.

Building occupants may not re-enter the building for any reason until given permission to do so by Office of Security and Safety or a member of the Residence Life staff. Anyone found entering the building before permission has been granted will be fined a minimum of $200.

Activating or turning in false fire alarms or giving any other common or recognized alarm of fire or bomb threat is prohibited. Violators will face university disciplinary charges and may be subject to criminal prosecution.

Tampering with building and/or room smoke detectors, pull stations (including pull station covers), fire extinguishers, fire placards, fire exit signs, or any other fire safety equipment is prohibited. Tampering with any safety equipment will result in a minimum $500 fine and violators will face university disciplinary charges and may be subject to criminal prosecution.

Examples of tampering include, but are not limited to, covering smoke detectors, removing batteries from smoke detectors, removing fire placards or fire exit signs, and discharging fire extinguishers.

Candles, incense, kerosene lamps, space heaters, lighter fluid, propane, charcoal, gasoline, halogen lamps, containers for storing combustible fluids, or any device with a flame are prohibited in university facilities.

The use of outdoor cooking equipment is restricted to designated areas only.