Fire Hazards

The following objects are among the items that are prohibited. This is not an exhaustive list.

If you have a question about an appliance or item not listed here, please contact the campus fire marshal at (585) 899-3833.

More information can be found on the fire safety page of the Office of Safety and Security website.

Be Fire Safe Every Day

  • Unplug hair dryers and curling irons when not in use.
  • Be aware of your surroundings - Know Two Ways Out [pdf]
  • Don't use space heaters. Report any heating issues in your room to Facilities.
  • Don't use extension cords or cube taps.
  • Don't overload power strips.
  • Keep halls and stairwells clear of clutter.
  • If the building evacuation alarm sounds - leave the building.
  • Know your residence hall short-term and long-term assembly points.

Residence Hall Fire Alarms

Smoke detectors are sensitive to a number of items in addition to smoke from fire, including high levels of dust, powders, steam, and mists. A room or hall smoke detector may activate upon exposure to these products. This type of activation is classified as a nuisance alarm. The Fire Department must respond in emergency mode to any fire alarm activation on Campus, and the College can be fined by the Town for excessive nuisance alarms.

Learn more: Understanding Your Residence Hall Fire Alarm System [pdf]

Campus Fire Safety Bulletins