Municipal fire regulations require that all fire lanes be kept clear to all buildings at all times. Fire lanes are marked by use of yellow painted curbing or yellow stripped areas. To keep these areas clear for the local fire departments, towing is performed by an off-campus service when needed. All towing, storage, and retrieval fees are the responsibility of the owner.
As a fire prevention measure, students are not permitted to possess and/or use halogen lamps, electrical cooking appliances, extension cords, holiday lights or heaters in their rooms. Open flames and the possession and/or burning of candles or incense is prohibited in the residence halls. Leaving items such as bikes, boxes, shoes, umbrellas, furniture, etc. in the hallways is prohibited as it interferes with the evacuation process during a fire alarm or emergency. Smoke detectors are located in every student’s room as well as in the hallways and kitchen. Students are expected to report any malfunctioning smoke detector to the Residence Life Office immediately. Both O’Connor Hall and Founders Hall are fully suppressed with sprinklers. Therefore, the hanging of items on or within an 18 inch radius of the sprinkler pipes or heads is prohibited. More detailed information on fire safety is available in the Student Handbook.
Fire Safety: http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/fswy8.pdf