RSU POLICE DEPARTMENT
Fire Safety Report
I. Evacuation procedures for fire and number of mandatory fire drills
The Student Apartment Handbook states that students should follow these procedures:
It is essential for each student to know what to do if and when an evacuation of complex is necessary; a minimum of one fire evacuation drill is conducted each semester and is mandatory for students.
II. The institution’s policies on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames
In the Student Apartment Handbook, students are informed that guidelines have been established in the interest of individuals’ safety and the preservation of University housing property. Within this, students are informed that that the following items are not permitted within the facility:
Also, the following guidelines have been established regarding decorating personal space:
Smoking is prohibited in University housing except in designated areas. Students who violate this policy will be charged for fumigation of rooms/apartments and be subject to additional sanctions.
Additionally, due to sanitary considerations, the use of smokeless tobacco is prohibited in University housing except in individual student’s rooms/apartments if all occupants within a room/apartment agree to allow the use of these products within that room/apartment.
Smoking is not allowed in the breezeways or stairwells of the Student Apartment Complex. The only approved smoking areas are underneath the pavilion in the inner courtyard and in the parking lot. If students are caught smoking in the apartment, he/she is assessed a $50 fine, one point on housing record, and cost of fumigation. If students are caught smoking in breezeways or unauthorized areas, he/she is assessed a $30 fine and one point on housing record.
III. Fire safety education and training
Resident Assistants are trained and given specific information on the following types:
In addition, Resident Assistants receive a Residential Life RA Handbook that contains information for future reference. This training is put into practice by Resident Assistants when drills are conducted along with follow-up discussion for purpose of improvement.
IV. Any plans for improving fire safety
Plans for future improvement include posting evacuation procedures on the inside of each unit’s front door and training Resident Assistants on how to properly use fire extinguishers.