Fire Safety Equipment

Residence hall fires can be tragic as well as costly for the residents and the University. Residence hall staff hae been directed to strictly enforce all policies pertaining to fire safety. Residents' cooperation is expected.

Fire alarm systems, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and exit signs installed in the residence halls are required by the State Industrial Commission and are for the protection of all residents. Become acquainted with the location of the fire extinguishers and fire alarms. Personal belongings may not be placed/stored in fire extinguishing facilities. The University will not tolerate, under any circumstances, the inappropriate use of fire safety equipment. Any person turning in a false alarm, damaging or removing any parts of the alarm system, fire extinguishers, fire hoses, or exit signs, or starting a fire in any part of the residence hall, is subject to suspension from the University and will be charged through the District Attorney's Office for civil action.

For your safety, electric smoke detectors are located in every student room. These smoke detectors are required by the State Industrial Commission and are considered fire safety equipment; they are to remain plugged in at all times. Do not unplug the smoke detector unless the alarm is activated in a non-emergency situation. If smoke in the room activates the alarm in a non-emergency situation, you may stop it by unplugging the smoke detector; once the room is cleared of smoke, plug in the detector. It is the responsibility of residents to report malfunctioning smoke detectors.

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