Fire Safety, Prevention, and Evacuation

Primary responsibility for fire prevention rests with the student. Individuals are responsible for responding to an evacuation and exiting any campus building.

If a student needs assistance to evacuate a building in response to an alarm or announced evacuation, it is his/her responsibility to make reasonable arrangements with the surrounding community members.

  1. Fire extinguishers, fire fighting equipment, or life safety equipment may not be indiscriminately used or misused.
  2. Automatic door closures may not be removed or dismantled without authorization from an appropriate university official.
  3. Doors with automatic door closures may not be propped. (Unless given permission by a university official and guidelines are followed).
  4. Fire safety equipment (i.e. fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, or sprinklers) may not be tampered with or damaged.
  5. Maliciously, purposely, or recklessly causing false fire alarms including but not limited to pulling a fire pull station or setting off a smoke detector is not permitted.
  6. A person discovering a fire should set off an automatic fire alarm, call 911, and report the location of the fire to the nearest university staff member.
  7. A person may not interfere with the actions of university or civil authorities responding to a fire emergency.
  8. Flammable materials may not be improperly used.
  9. Corridors and fire escapes may not be obstructed.
  10. If a fire alarm sounds, whether real, false or a drill, all procedures must be followed by all residents and guests of the building. Students must leave their room and exit the building immediately.
  11. Windows and doors should be closed and the main light left on in each room when the room is exited.
  12. Persons are to leave a building by the nearest safest exit.
  13. Starting a fire or attempting to start a fire without an appropriate fire permit is not allowed.