This archived article was written by: Seth Richards
The fire drills for fall semester have been done in the residential halls with relatively minor violations. Campus police encourage students to remain aware of hazardous obstructions and practices.
Among the few safety violations in this last sweep of fire drills were bicycles in the buildings and over exertion of electrical outlets. Other potential fire hazards that are found regularly during such drills include; obstructed fire alarms and sprinkler heads, extension cords and power-strips plugged into other power-strips.
Officer James Prettyman, USU Eastern campus police and residential life says, “We encourage students to abide by our residential life policies and procedures in accordance with the state fire code and help us monitor things and stay safe.”
If residents have microwaves, refrigerators or other appliances that must be plugged directly into the wall; the residential life staff can help with finding an available outlet or adding one. They are also available to fix and replace faulty items in the residential halls, if the residents fill out work orders. Work orders are available online through the residential life page on the college’s website.