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Fire Safety (Residential Living)

Policy Author:
Student Affairs

Responsible Office/Department:
Student Affairs

Effective Date of Policy:
January 12, 2022

Policy Narrative

Any person who is responsible for a fire in any facility; interfering with fire officials; interfering or tampering with a fire alarm or safety equipment; or creating false alarms will be subject to College disciplinary action, monetary fines and/or civil action. This includes covering a smoke detector in any way, for any reason, or hanging anything from the sprinklers/smoke detectors.

All residents are required to participate in fire drills.  Evacuation of the building by all residents is required immediately after the fire alarm sounds. Any person who discovers a fire should immediately call for assistance by dialing 911 and sharing the location of the fire, followed by calling Daemen Campus Safety at 716-839-SAFE (7233). The storage of explosives or flammable substances within any residence hall is strictly prohibited. In addition, the use of other flaming articles, including candles, burned wicks, and incense, is prohibited. Halogen lamps are also prohibited.

Failure to abide by the above fire safety guidelines may result in disciplinary action through Daemen College and/or the New York State Fire Marshall.

Purpose of Policy

To create and maintain an equitable environment where students have the optimal opportunity to succeed academically, personally, and professionally and where any and all Daemen College Community members feel safe, valued, and respected.

This policy’s virtual location is in the Residential Living Policies section (Section 4) of the Student Handbook –  https://www.daemen.edu/student-life/student-affairs/student-handbook/section-4-residential-living-policies.

Updated on January 12, 2022

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