Safety
Fire or Explosion

Fire Safety Standards and Procedures

  1. Fire doors in halls and stairwells must be kept closed at all times.
  2. Always close the door to the room when going to bed.
  3. Know the location of all fire exits, fire alarms, and fire extinguishers.
  4. Multiple outlet extension cords are not permitted. Do not string wires or cords where they are subject to water damage.
  5. Do not use flame cooking equipment, candles, or incense.
  6. Use safe, low wattage appliances. Do not increase bulb size beyond the maximum allowed.
  7. Flammable liquids such as kerosene, paint thinner, etc. are not permitted in the Residence Halls.
  8. Don't use acetate, cellophane, tissue paper or any other combustible materials, over or in the light fixtures.
  9. Anything hanging from the ceiling must be inflammable or flame retardant. Do not block smoke detectors with flags, sheets, etc.
  10. Do not block hallways, stairways, or room or building exits with bicycles, etc.
  11. Acid batteries or acid battery chargers are not permitted.

Fire Regulations

  1. Fire Regulations: Due to the obvious dangers of open flames, candles, kerosene lamps, and other sources, these items are not allowed in the Residence Halls. Incense burning is prohibited in the Residence Halls. Fire is a serious environmental health hazard. Students have a duty, much more a right, to protect themselves and others from fire.
  2. Fire Equipment: Any tampering with fire equipment, including detectors, fire extinguishers, pull stations, and such, will result in a fine and immediate disciplinary action.
  3. Fire Alarms: Any individual responsible for pulling a false alarm without just cause will be immediately dismissed from CNCC, and civil charges will be pressed with the local police. False alarms are a federal offense.
  4. Building Evacuation: Participation in evacuation drills and emergency procedures is mandatory for Residence Hall students and guests. Periodic drills are required to ensure that residents know floor and hall safety procedures. Failure to leave the Residence Hall during a fire alarm may result disciplinary action. The doors at the end of the Residence Halls will be locked and alarmed 9 PM - 9AM for the residents' safety. Exiting these doors at a time when it is not an emergency will result in disciplinary action and any charges.

In the event of a fire:

  1. Pull the nearest alarm and call 9-911
  2. Close doors that may contain the fire.
  3. Notify an RA, Director of Housing and Student Life, or Safe Campus Coordinator when possible.
  4. Calmly leave the building via the nearest stairwell.
  5. Do not attempt to extinguish the fire.
  6. Walk calmly. Do not run, push, or crowd.
  7. Once outside, remain at least 500 feet from the building.

Procedure if trapped:

  1. If the door to the room is hot to the touch and/or smoke is seeping in around it, don't open it.
  2. Pack the crack under the door with wet towels, sheets, or clothing to keep smoke out.
  3. Let people know you are trapped. Wave a towel or sheet out of the window and yell, or call 9-911.
  4. Stay low and near the window. Place a wet towel or cloth over your face.