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Fire Safety (Residential Living)

Policy Author:
Student Affairs

Responsible Office/Department:
Student Affairs

Effective Date of Policy:
August 17, 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 University 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. Residents are also responsible for not bringing and/or utilizing prohibited items in residence hall facilities as listed in the Prohibited Items section below.

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

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 University 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 September 8, 2022

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