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Fire Extinguisher, Fire Alarms and Fire Related Activities

By State and Local Codes, the College strictly prohibits tampering with any fire safety equipment or the starting of fires of any sort on the campus. Disciplinary action and/or civil prosecution may be taken against those found tampering with fire alarm mechanisms (including room or hall smoke detectors) and fire extinguishers and/or refusing to vacate a building in the event of a fire alarm. In addition, the residents will be assessed a monetary penalty, individually or collectively, if the College is reasonably unable to determine the individual(s) responsible for false fire alarms and/or damage to alarm mechanisms or fire extinguishers.

Falsely pulling a fire alarm or discharging a fire extinguisher, possession of fireworks on campus, and burning items (e.g., paper on doors or walls, paper in bathrooms, etc.) is prohibited. Minimally, first-time offenders will be fined $100and the Community Standards Council may take other appropriate action. If the person responsible cannot be identified, the charge may be divided equally among residents of the floor. Clean-up fees may also be charged.

Any student who willfully fails to exit the residence hall after the fire alarm sounds will be subject to disciplinary action that may result in removal from the residence hall.

Rhodes is required to conduct fire drills each semester to ensure that fire safety systems are in working order.