Fire Prevention and Fire Safety

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Fire Prevention

All students are asked to exercise every caution and care in the prevention of fires. Fire drills will be held at leaset once per semester in the Residence Halls.

  • To prevent fires:
  1. Smoking is permitted only in Gazebos constructed for that purpose.
  2. All electrical equipment will be UL approved and carefully checked to make sure there are no frayed cords or overloaded sockets. Cleaning fluids and lighter fluids should be properly stored in a safe place.
  3. Do not leave anything in the corridors that would obstruct the passageway in the event of a fire or fire drill.
  4. All fire doors must remain closed 24 hours a day. No doorways will be propped open in any NHTI building.
  • When a Fire is Discovered in an Academic Hall:
  1. Immediately activate a pull station alarm. Pull stations are located near each exit area on all floors.
  2. Exit building.
  3. Notify Campus Safety at (603) 224-3287. Explain in detail where fire is located.
  • When the Fire Alarm Sounds in an Academic Building:
  1. Secure all machinery, turn off power and gas.
  2. Leave the room and proceed promptly but calmly out of the hall via the nearest exit (exits are at each end of the hallway).
  3. Instructors should, when safely possible, evacuate students from the classroom and close windows and door.
  4. Do not use elevators.
  5. Once outside building move 50 feet away from doorway.
  6. Anyone with a mobility impairment should go to a safe zone located on the top of the stairwells, out of the way of others’ access to stairs and await assistance from emergency personnel.
  • When a Fire is Discovered in a Residence Hall:
  1. Immediately pull a fire alarm box. Fire alarm boxes are located near exits on all floors.
  2. Exit building.
  3. Notify Campus Safety at (603) 224-3287. Explain in detail where fire is located.
  • When the Fire Alarm Sounds in a Residence Hall:
  1. Leave your room and proceed promptly out of the building via the nearest exit (exits are at each end of the hallway).
  2. Do not use elevators.
  3. Once outside building move 50 feet away from doorway.
  4. Any student or faculty with mobility impairment should go to a safe zone located on the top of the stairwells, out of the way of others access to stairs and await assistance from emergency personne.
  5. Please leave the room and walk calmly but quickly to the nearest exit.

Fire Safety

  • Evacuation procedure: Each residence hall will establish evacuation procedures for students to follow in the event of emergency or for fire drills. Such evacuation routes will be posted and students are encouraged to become familiar with them. Students should meet in their designated areas at a safe distance away from the building. Any student failing to leave the residence hall immediately after the fire alarm activation will be fined a minimum of $25. Subsequent violation may terminate the residence hall contract.

  • Fire Alarms: In the event of a fire alarm, all students are to evacuate the building immediately. Residents should be careful to take notice of any smoke or flames in the hallway that may hinder their safe exit. Any malicious false fire alarm results in a $100.00 fee to NHTI, which will be assessed to the residents of the floor affected if the responsible party cannot be determined.

  • Fire Drills: Each residence hall will conduct a minimum of one fire drill per semester. Fire drills will assess both the response time of students as well as that of the building staff.

  • Fire Equipment: Tampering with fire equipment is a criminal offense which may subject a student to possible criminal prosecution, suspension from residence areas and a fine.

  • Open Flames: Open flames, candles, incense, etc. are not allowed in any areas of the residence halls.

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