Residential Housing Fire Safety

Fire Safety Systems

Building NameFire Alarm MonitoringEmergency ProceduresSprinkler SystemSmoke DetectionFire ExtinguishersEvacuation PlansNumber of Fire DrillsCO Detection
Stock Hall X X X X X X 2 X
Behnken Hall X X X X X X 2 X
Olwell Hall X X X X X X 2 X
Hogle Hall X X X X X X 2  
Carleson Hall X X X X X X 2  
Draw X X X X X X    
Villa Darvi       X X     X
Century       X X     X
Arbogast House       X X     X
Coyner House       X X     X
Duddy House       X X     X
Peterson House       X X     X
Palmer House       X X     X
Reherd House       X X     X
Watson House       X X     X

Stock Hall, Behnken Hall, Olwell Hall, Hogle Hall, Carleson Hall, and the Draw are equipped with fire alarms and full fire sprinkler systems.

  • The building alarms sound when a smoke detector in the main corridor of the building is activated or a sprinkler head detects heat or is broken
  • Each individual bedroom and all common areas are equipped with smoke detectors and sprinkler heads
  • Interior room/apartment alarms do not sound the entire building alarm when activated
  • Sprinklers activate building alarms
  • Smoke detectors activated in an ADA room sound the building alarm
  • Building Inspections are conducted by the Environmental Health and Safety Staff to ensure that all smoke detectors are functioning properly
  • All apartments/main corridors of the buildings are equipped with fire extinguishers and alarms
  • All residence hall fire alarm systems, if activated, result in a signal being transmitted immediately to a monitoring place (Mountain Alarm)
  • Fire Department and Campus Security will be notified immediately upon activation of the building alarms
  • Olwell Hall, Behnken Hall and Stock Hall apartments are equipped with two Carbon Monoxide detectors. These CO detectors, if activated, result in a signal being transmitted immediately to a monitoring place (Mountain Alarm). Fire Department and Campus Security will be notified immediately upon activation of the CO detectors.

Smoking Policy

Residence Life policy and Utah state law prohibits smoking inside buildings and within 25 feet of building entrances, exits, windows that open and ventilation intakes. This applies to tobacco and all smoking materials, and includes e-cigarettes. Evidence of smoking, including residual odor, will be treated as a violation of this policy. Smoking out of windows and on the balconies or at the front doors of residence halls is also prohibited. Residents in continual violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action.

Open Flames Policy

Open flames, including candles, incense, menorahs, kerosene lamps and stoves, and other similar items, are not permitted in the residence halls. Burnt candles are subject to a $25 fine; 2nd offense, a $50 fine; 3rd offense, a $100 fine; and 4th offense, removal from campus housing.

Appliance Policy

Circuit overloading is a cause of electrical failure and a potential fire hazard. With the proliferation of electrical appliances in the residence halls, the potential for circuit overloading is becoming greater. In order to reduce the load on residence hall electrical circuits and to eliminate the fire hazard posed by some appliances, the following restrictions have been set on the use or possession of electrical appliances.

  1. With the exception of small refrigerators and coffee makers, use or possession of any electrical appliance employed in food preparation or storage is prohibited in Hogle and Carleson rooms (e.g., microwave ovens, toaster ovens, hot plates, large refrigerators, skillets toasters, etc.). If you would like one of these items, you may use and store them in the kitchen area. In Olwell, Behnken, Stock, Villa Darvi, Century, and Westminster on the Draw, uses of the above named items are allowed only in the kitchen areas.
  2. Irons, portable hair dryers, curlers, and other appliances of less than 500 watts are permitted.
  3. Only Underwriters Laboratories approved appliances are permitted. All appliances must be used properly and only for their intended purposes. The college reserves the right at all times to restrict the use of and/or confiscate appliances thought to pose fire and safety hazards.

Non-Permitted Items and Activities

  • Candles
  • Halogen lamps
  • Smoking
  • Live Christmas trees
  • Ceiling tapestries
  • Space heaters
  • Never hang on sprinkler pipes or hang anything on a sprinkler head. Tampering with sprinkler pipes and sprinkler heads can cause significant flooding and water damage. Do not cover or otherwise obstruct sprinkler heads, smoke detectors and or other fire detection and suppression equipment