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Fire safety

Fire safety policy:

During all fire alarms, everyone is mandated to immediately vacate the impacted building. Each person is expected to remain at a safe location until university officials offer further instruction. Behavior that is contrary to the spirit of fire safety is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, including but not limited to:

  • Participating in, or setting fire to any university or personal property
  • Failure to evacuate the impacted building/area during an active alarm
  • Participating in or attempting to commit an act of arson
  • Tampering with fire safety equipment including removing, interfering with, or unnecessarily activating the fire safety equipment (e.g. fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, automatic fire alarm systems, exit signs, emergency lighting)
  • Creating a fire hazard (e.g. unauthorized use/possession of flammable material in university facilities or on college property)
  • Smoking in non‐designated smoking areas, including inside any building, interior or exterior stairwell, lounge, elevator or courtyard
  • Possession or use of fire hazards such as candles, incense, halogen lamps, extension cords (approved power strips in good condition [not frayed or cut] with a fuse or breaker are permitted),and any appliance or item with a heating element are prohibited 

These rules are discussed in student orientation, with Residence Hall assistant groups and in security programming.

Fire Safety Report (2011-2013)

The number of fires   1
The number of injuries 0
The number of injuries treated at a medical facility 0
The number of deaths related to a fire  0
The value of property damage related to fires 0

The number of regular mandatory fire drills this year:

  • Two drills per building (one in the daytime and one in the evening), per semester. 
  • Ten campus wide drills per semester (20 for the academic year)