Safety & Security
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In case of a fire, remain calm. Never re-enter a burning building to save your personal possessions.
If you discover or suspect a fire, pull a fire alarm and leave the building by the nearest exit. While exiting, attempt to warn your neighbors by banging on doors that you pass.
When an alarm, a shouted warning, or the sensation of smoke or fire has alerted you:
- Keep low to the floor to avoid smoke. Unless smoke is present, close window.
- Feel the door before opening it. If it's hot, don't open it. If it isn't hot, open the door carefully. If smoke or heat is present, close the door and stay in the room. Seal the cracks around the door with whatever is handy (a towel, etc.). Call "911" and report that you are trapped. Be sure to give them your location. If the phone does not work, hang a sheet, jacket, etc. out of the window to attract attention.
- If the hall is free of smoke or heat, close and lock your door and exit immediately by the closest stairwell. DO NOT USE AN ELEVATOR! If the nearest exit is blocked, go to another exit.
- If all exits are blocked, go back to your room. Close the door, hang something out of your window and signal for help.
- Move quickly in a crouched position when escaping through a smoke-filled corridor. Place a wet cloth over your face and head.
- Once outside the building, move away from the building and watch for vehicle traffic.
- Do not re-enter the building until you have been given the OK by police, fire officials or the hall staff. THE SILENCING OF THE ALARM DOES NOT INDICATE THE BUILDING IS SAFE TO RE-ENTER!
Candles are prohibited, except during power outages or if approved in writing for religious ceremonies.
Candles must be attended at all times and extinguished when the ceremony/power outage is over. You will be billed for any damage from candles.
Chemical storage is prohibited.
Electrical equipment is limited to the following UL approved items unless approved in writing: computers, printers, sound equipment, video equipment, musical instruments, lamps, fans and small space heaters.
Halogen lamps, space heaters without an automatic turn off, and kilns are prohibited.
All explosive material is prohibited.
Fireworks are prohibited.
Open-flame fires are prohibited. Charcoal fires are permitted in provided barbecues.
When a building fire alarm is activated, everyone must evacuate per the International Fire Code regulation 404 and Evergreen's evacuation procedures.
When an individual room's smoke detector is activated, the occupier of the room is required to call the on-duty Resident Assistant immediately and remain in the room until the Resident Assistant arrives, determines the cause of the activation, and either resets the alarm or call for assistance.
Tampering with, disabling, bagging or otherwise impacting the effectiveness of the smoke alarms is prohibited per the International Fire Code regulation 901.8 and Thurston County Fire Code 14.32.120.