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Fire Evacuation Plan
Policy

Document Number: RESLIFE--114 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 08/16/2013
Primary Author: Director of Residence Life and Greek Affairs Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 11/09/2011

General Description
Description:

Policy and procedure on fire evacuation in residence halls


Purpose:

Delineation of policy


Scope:

Residence Life, Students, Safety and Security


Responsibility: Residence Life
Executive Director of Facilities and Safety
Safety and Security
Students
Executive VP

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Requirements
Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, student

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Policy Provisions
1.

Fire Evacuation Plan


Smoke detectors activate the alarm system automatically in case of a fire in the building. Manually operated fire alarms are also located in all residence halls. When the fire alarm sounds, students should:

· Turn on the light.

· Close the window.

· Put on a coat or similar covering.

· Wrap a towel around the head.

· In air-conditioned buildings, turn off the room air fan, and

· Close the room door and exit by the nearest exit.

 

Tampering with the fire safety equipment is an illegal offense and may subject the individual to prosecution under the law, as well as any repair charges. The minimum charge for tampering with any fire safety equipment is $1,000 and/or expulsion from the University. Failure to evacuate a facility during an alarm will subject the student to disciplinary action. Smoke detectors in the rooms may not be tampered with in any form.

 

Periodic emergency drills will be conducted by Security throughout the year. All residents are required to participate. Evacuation is absolutely required when the alarm goes off. Residents failing to evacuate when an alarm sounds will be subject to a minimum fine of $50, as well as possible further disciplinary action.

 

See also EMER-109p.


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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Director of Residence Life and Greek Affairs

Executive VP

Executive Director of Facilities and Safety

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