Candles and Incense

Lighting candles and incense presents a fire risk and is prohibited. All students present during a violation may be sanctioned. Lord’s Day celebrations are an exception, and Residence Directors may make other individual exceptions for birthdays, etc.

Fire Safety

Fire safety is a serious issue due to the population density and the potential for injury and loss that could occur as a result of a fire. In case of a fire, pull the nearest fire pull box and immediately leave the building. When a fire alarm sounds, all residents, guests and visitors must walk quickly to the nearest stairwell and exit the building. Everyone should follow the instructions of the Residence Life staff, security officers, and fire personnel.

Tampering with smoke detectors, fire extinguishers or fire alarms is prohibited and considered a serious violation. Disciplinary action could include dismissal from the University. In addition, such conduct may result in arrest and prosecution. Failure to evacuate the building when a fire alarm is sounded is against city ordinance and Franciscan University policy and may result in disciplinary action. Never use an elevator when the fire alarm is sounding.

Smoke Detectors and Extinguishers

If anyone notices any fire protection device (fire extinguisher, smoke detector, pull station, etc.) out of service or not appearing to be in operating condition, please notify a member of the Residence Life staff immediately.

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