Fire Prevention

    As a means of fire prevention, the possession of incense, halogen lamps, candles, candle warmers, hot plates, exposed heating elements, oil lamps, fireworks or open flames are prohibited in student rooms and common areas.  The use of candles for birthdays or religious purposes is permitted if monitored at all times.  If you smoke, do so only outside in the designated smoking areas in accordance with UAA's smoking policy.  Use outside ashtrays and be sure ashes, matches, and cigarette ends are cold before you dispose of them in a trash receptacle. Portable appliances with open coil burners, containers of flammable fuels such as gasoline, kerosene or propane, and gasoline powered engines, are also prohibited in student rooms and common areas. Gas grills or charcoal grills must be used a minimum of 15 ft. from all UAA buildings and cannot be stored withing 15ft. of buildings until they are completely cooled and cleaned. Please refer to the Room Modification and Storage section of the Guide to Living on Campus for a list of approved appliances. 

    Fire Alarms and Equipment

    Take every alarm seriously. If you hear an alarm, assume that it is caused by a fire.  

    • Leave the building immediately--it could save your life.
    • Dress quickly; do you best to wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the weather.
    • Walk quickly to the nearest, safe exit; do not run.

    When using a stairwell to exit, stay to the right side. Emergency personal and staff members will be coming up the stairs. DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS.

    Move away from the building. No one will be allowed to re-enter the building until fire safety personnel declare the building safe. It is a University violation to remain in a building while fire alarm is sounding. 

    During a fire alarm or fire drill, University staff may visit each suite or apartment to make sure that all residents have evacuated the building. 

    Tampering with fire equipment or failure to evacuate a building is dangerous and is a violation of University regulations and state law, and may result in disciplinary sanctions. To help residents become familiar with fire evacuation procedures, periodic fire drills are conducted. The Residence Halls, Templewood, and MAC buildings 1, 2, 3, and 4 are equipped with automatic sprinkler systems. These sprinklers are provided for your safety and the safety of those around you. Do not tamper with or hang items from the sprinklers or pipes; it is a fire code violation and may cause the sprinklers to malfunction. Students who tamper with the sprinkler system may be subject to disciplinary action and/or damage fees.




    For your safety, Resident Advisers, employed by DRL, are on duty from 5:00 pm to 8:00am weekdays and 24 hours a day on weekends and University holidays.  The RA on Duty for your community may be reached by dialing the number listed below:

    RA Duty Numbers:

    • Main Apartment Complex (MAC):  529.9176
    • North Hall:  529.9177
    • East Hall & Templewood: 529.9178
    • West Hall: 529.9179
    • University Police: 786.1120

    Twenty-four hour police service is provided on campus by UPD. Uniformed officers, commissioned by the State of Alaska, routinely patrol campus buildings, parking lots and the on-campus living community. To contact University Police, dial 6-1120 from any on-campus phone, or 786-1120 from an off-campus, cell, or public pay phone.

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