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 (UL 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 (2009-2010)

The number of Fires  
 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)
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