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CMSV 332 Fire Safety Policy

Policy Name: Fire Safety Policy

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  • Any instance of open flame or other burning in a place not intended to contain the burning or in an uncontrolled manner.

Prohibited Items:

  • Electrical devices and electronics that are not Underwriter Laboratories (UL) rated.
  • Extension cords are not permitted in residence halls.
  • Space heaters.
  • Halogen lamps.
  • Hookahs.
  • Live Christmas trees, wreaths, or jack-o-lanterns.
  • Items hanging from walls or ceilings that could interfere with vents, electrical outlets, or otherwise pose a fire hazard.
  • Furniture that is not fire retardant.
  • Devices that produce an open flame.
  • Microwave ovens, exceeding 700 watts.
  • Electric blankets.

Approved Electrical Appliances

  • Microwaves are not to exceed 700 watts.
  • Power strips must be UL rated.
  • Energy star efficient appliances.

Please note: The University of Mount Saint Vincent can prohibit any item that could possibly pose a fire hazard.

Fire Safety Evacuation Policy and Procedure

In the event of a fire or smoke condition:

  • Get out of the area and alert others of the condition and the need to evacuate.
  • This can be accomplished by knocking on doors and stating the condition as you leave the area through the nearest exit.
  • Activate the nearest fire alarm pull station.
  • Call fire emergency services at 911 and campus safety and security at (718) 405-3434. Provide as much information as possible regarding the condition.
  • Everyone must evacuate the building at once through the nearest exit.
  • The evacuees will then proceed across the street from the affected building. They will remain there until the fire department investigates. The evacuees will be allowed to re-enter the building only after the fire department declares the area ‘all clear’ and upon direction.