Primary responsibility for fire prevention rests with the student. Individuals are responsible for responding to an evacuation and exiting any campus building themselves.
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.
- Fire extinguishers, fire fighting equipment, or life safety equipment may not be indiscriminately used or misused.
- Automatic door closures may not be removed or dismantled without authorization from an appropriate University official.
- Doors with automatic door closures may not be propped. (Unless given permission by a University official and guidelines are followed).
- Fire safety equipment (i.e. fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, or sprinklers) may not be tampered with or damaged.
- 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.
- 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.
- The actions of University or civil authority responding to a fire emergency may not be interfered with.
- Flammable materials may not be improperly used.
- Corridors and fire escapes may not be obstructed.
- 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.
- Windows and doors should be closed and the main light left on in each room when the room is exited.
- Persons are to leave a building by the nearest safest exit.
- Starting a fire or attempting to start a fire without an appropriate fire permit is not allowed.