Fire Safety Policy

Policy Number STU-015
Effective Date December 17, 2007
Responsible Office/Person Public Safety
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Policy Statement
All members of the UMD community are expected to comply with all fire safety protocols.

Although the University’s building construction offers an unusually high level of fire resistivity, fires can occur.

This policy pertains to all campus buildings including residence halls.

If smoke is detected or if an actual fire occurs, UMD community members should initiate a fire alarm if one has not already been triggered automatically. Any time a fire alarm is sounded in any campus building, all occupants of that building need to immediately evacuate the building. Remember that even a small smokey fire can produce toxic fumes that can endanger your health. The initiation of a fire alarm sends an automatic signal to the Department of Public Safety and/or the fire department and they will respond immediately. The building may only be re-occupied after the fire department and/or other authorized personnel have declared the building to be safe.

In conjunction with the Town Fire Marshall, the Department of Public Safety has overall responsibility for communicating and enforcing all fire safety regulations.