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The following table lists some of the common fire hazards and prevention strategies:

Fire Hazards/Potential Ignition Sources

Prevention Strategy


Security systems (building entry devices, cameras, 24 hour surveillance) in place

Emergency phone system


Limited to designated kitchen areas in public buildings and residence halls

Routine inspection and maintenance of cooking appliances

Smoking Materials

No smoking policy in public buildings

Open Flame (i.e. candles/incense)

Open flame policy campus-wide (Please refer to Appendix A for a copy of the policy)

Electrical (wiring, appliances, and equipment)

Routine inspection and maintenance program

Use of UL approved equipment

Temporary extension cord usage, no multi-plug adapters

Accumulation of combustible materials

Routine inspection of campus facilities

Maintain clear egress and clearance to electrical/heat sources

Improper handling and storage of combustible/flammable liquids

Approved flammable liquid storage cabinets/rooms

Hazardous waste disposal program (40 CFR 260-273)

Chemical Hygiene Plan

Bonding and grounding

Halogen Lamps (Torchiere)

No halogen torchiere lamps permitted in residence halls

Space Heaters

No space heaters on campus

Hot work hazards (i.e., cutting,

Hot work permit policy (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.252)

Residential furnishings

Fire retardant purchasing policy (Please refer to Section 7.3 for the policy)

Resident Assistants conduct regular inspections of residence hall rooms for electrical hazards, missing/damaged fire safety equipment, obstruction or damage to fire safety equipment, non-functioning smoke detectors, presence of halogen lamps, space heaters, and candles.


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Incident Support Team8/19/2015
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