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    • The University of Texas at Austin Environmental Health and Safety 471-3511 http://www.utexas.edu/safety/ehs/
    • By Order of The University of Texas at Austin FIRE MARSHAL
    • BY ORDER OF THE U.T. FIRE MARSHAL, THE USE OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING UNAUTHORIZED ITEMS IN RESIDENCE HALLS IS IN VIOLATION OF POLICY. STUDENTS THAT FAIL TO FOLLOW FIRE & LIFE SAFETY POLICY ARE SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION OR FINES. BY ORDER OF THE U.T.FIRE MARSHAL, THE USE OF ANY UNAUTHORIZED COOKING APPLIANCE WITH HEATING COILS; ELECTRICAL EXTENSION CORDS/ADAPTERS; HALOGEN BULBS/LAMPS OVER 100 WATTS; DECORATIVE CANDLES (BURNED OR UNBURNED WICKS); INCENSE; HANGING ITEMS ON SPRINKLER HEADS/SOFFITS; STOR- AGE ON TOP OF SOFFITS; STORAGE LESS THAN 18” FROM SPRINKLER HEADS & THE USE OF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IS PROHIBITED.
    • UT Residence Halls Prohibit these Cooking Appliances
      • Any Toasters or Toaster Ovens
      • Rice Cookers
      • Hamburger Cookers
      • Frying Skillets & Hotplates
      • Crockpots
      • Electric Woks
      • Bar-B-Que Grills
    • APPLIANCES CANNOT BE USED X HAMBURGER COOKER X SPACE HEATER X FRYING SKILLET & HOTPLATE
    • CANNOT BE USED X HAMBURGER COOKER X FRYING SKILLET X HOTPLATE X ELECTRIC WOK
    • CANNOT USE X RICE COOKER X TOASTER OVENS NOTE:GREASE ACCUMULATION BELOW
    • APPLIANCES CANNOT BE USED CROCKPOTS X
    • APPLIANCES CANNOT BE USED TOASTERS X
    • CANNOT USE *THESE TYPES OF OPEN FLAME BAR-B-QUE GRILLS
    • APPROVED BAR-B-QUE GRILLS *JESTER *BRACKEDRIDGE- ROBERTS/PRATHER
    • These Electrical Appliances are allowed in Residence Halls
      • Blenders
      • Coffee Pots
      • Electrical Can Openers
      • Hot Pots (Capacity not to exceed 3 cups)
      • Fans
      • Irons
      • Popcorn poppers with self-contained coils
      • Sandwich Makers
      • Lava Lamps
    • APPLIANCES CAN BE USED *BLENDER *COFFEE POT *ELECTRIC CAN OPENER *HOT POT (CAPACITY NOT TO EXCEED 3 CUPS) *GROUNDED COFFEE MAKERS *FANS/IRONS/POPCORN POPPERS SELF-CONTAINED COILS
    • Descriptions of Electrical Extension Cords, Power Strips & Adapters that are not Allowed in UT Residence Halls
      • 110 Volts Extension Cord
      • 110 Volts Heavy Duty Extension Cord Without Surge Protector
      • 110 Volts Heavy Duty Extension Cord Wrapped in Duct Tape
      • Piggy Back Power Strips
      • Duct Tape Wrapped Around Electrical Plug
      • Electrical Outlet with No Cover Plate
      • Multi-Plug Adapters
    • CANNOT BE USED X MULTI-PLUG ELECTRICAL ADAPTERS
    • CANNOT BE USED * EXTENSION CORDS * PIGGYBACK POWER STRIPS
    • CANNOT BE USED *DUCT TAPE WRAPPED AROUND PLUG *EXTENSION CORD WRAPPED WITH TAPE *COVER PLATE MISSING
    • Electrical Power Strips that are Allowed in UT Residence Halls
      • Power Strips with built-in circuit breakers used when additional appliances are needed.
      • Three unit Multi-plug adapters with built-in circuit breakers that plug into wall receptacles
      • Six unit Multi-plug adapters with built-in circuit breakers that plug into wall receptacles
      • All Power Strips & Multi-plug Adapters shall be equipped with a 15 AMP built-in circuit breaker with 1875 Watts
    • These UL approved Power Strips and Multiple Adapters are all 15 Amps. Therefore they are allowed for use in Residence Halls.
      • Decorative lights are also prohibited in Residence Halls
    • CANNOT BE USED X CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY LIGHTS
    • Lamps that are not allowed in UT Residence Halls
      • Electrical Floor Lamps that Require a Fluorescent Bulb over 120 Watts
      • Any Halogen Lamp that Requires a Bulb over 120 Watts
    • * ELECTRIC FLOOR LAMP X 3 WAY BULB 50-120-150 CANNOT USE FLUORESCENT BULBS OR HALOGEN LAMPS OVER 120 WATTS
    • In UT Residence Halls Decorative Candles and Incense are prohibited
      • Decorative candles
        • Small & Large: burned wicks or unburned wicks
      • Incense
    • CANDLES/INCENSE CANNOT BE USED * SMALL CANDLE W/ WO BURNING WICK * INCENSE * LARGE CANDLE W/ WO BURNING WICK
    • Prairie View Dormitory Room Fire- Candle
    • Candle Fire Cont’d
    • Condition of room after candle fire
    • Storage Guidelines
      • There will be no storage less than 18 inches from a sprinkler head
      • There will be no storage less than 18 inches from a light fixture or ceiling
      • There will be no storage less than 18 inches from or on top of the soffit
      • In UT Residence Halls articles can not be hung from Sprinkler Heads
    • CANNOT HANG ANY ITEMS ON FIRE SPRINKLER HEADS X CHRISTMAS LIGHTS HUNG ON TOP OF A SPRINKLER HEAD X UMBRELLA HUNG ON TOP OF A SPRINKLER HEAD
    • These items are being stored less than 18 inches away from a Sprinkler Head.
    • Anything stored on top of a soffit is not allowed. As well as items being hung from sprinkler heads.
    • This is what happens when items are stored too close to a light fixture! This box eventually caused a fire and had to be put out using a Fire Extinguisher.
    • Fire Evacuation Drills
      • Students living in dormitories are required to participate in scheduled Fire Drills
      • Number of Fire Drills per Semester
            • Fall Semester ( 1 )
            • Spring Semester ( 1 )
            • Summer Semester ( 2 )
      Note: Fire Drills are performed during evening hours
    • FIRE DRILLS *JESTER DORMITORY X (NEVER RE-ENTER) *WELCH HALL STAGING AREA *KINSOLVING DORMITORY STAGING AREA
    • FIRE DRILL *KINSOLVING DORMITORY *EXIT DISCHARGE *STUDENTS ASSEMBLING AT STAGING AREA ACROSS THE STREET
    • Dormitory Population on UT Campus 6699 Total Number of Students in Residence Halls 6699 Total Available Capacity for Residence Halls 134 CRD 134 AND 133 RHD 856 SJH 760 KIN 198 SHD 3133 JES 170 PHD 208 WHITIS Cts. 398 MHH 137 BHD 157 LTD 281 BLD Population Building Population Building
    • An Incident Command Scene - At Welch Two Smoke Bombs Are Set Off And Trigger the Fire Alarm
    • INCIDENT COMMAND SCENE * CAUSE OF ALARM - SMOKE BOMB SET OFF AT WELCH HALL
    • All dormitories on UT campus are equipped with the following:
      • A floor plan describing fire evacuation routes
      • Fire alarm pull stations (located near exits)
      • Audible & Strobe alert devices
      • For the Hearing & Visually impaired
      • A [Do not use Elevator] Placard
      • Note: 80% of all UT dormitories have fire sprinklers. By 2006 ALL UT dormitories will be retrofitted with sprinklers.
    • * FIRE ALARM PULL STATION * AUDIBLE/STROBE ALERT DEVICE * DO NOT USE ELEVATOR PLACARD * FLOOR PLAN FOR EVACUATION
    • Austin Fire Stations Located Near UT
      • AFD Station #2
      • AFD Station #3
      • AFD Station #9
      • These stations are equipped with fire companies and rescue units
    • AFD FIRE STATIONS NEAR U.T.CAMPUS STA. #2 STA # 3 STA # 9
    • AFD STA.#2 506 W.MLK BLVD. AFD STA #3 201 W. 30 th.. ST AFD STA # 9 43 rd . ST.& SPEEDWAY
    • A Summary of Dormitory On & Off Campus Fires
      • Monitored by CAMPUS FIRE WATCH
      • Fires from February 1st – Mar 31st 2003
    • Campus Right to Know Act
      • www.campus-firewatch.com/documents/news.htm
    • CAMPUS FIRE WATCH - Campus Right to Know Act Dormitories, Houses & Apartments: Off/On Campus Number Of Occurrences Deaths Und. Elec. Cig. Can.
    • Fire and Life Safety Violations These violations come with a fine!
      • Starting a fire
      • Failure to exit during a fire alarm or drill
      • Setting off false alarms
      • Tampering with fire sprinklers
      • Tampering with fire safety equipment
      • Obstructing a fire evacuation route
      • Smoking indoors or in other designated non-smoking areas
      • Banned Objects
    • FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY VIOLATIONS Tampering with fire and life safety equipment is considered a Class A Misdemeanor, subject to fines and imprisonment. At a minimum, students found responsible for tampering with fire and life safety equipment or students found in violation of fire life and safety policies are subject to the following, including disciplinary action up to removal from the residence halls, fines and possible legal action. NOTE:State arson laws, amended in 2001, upgrade the penalty for dis- charging fireworks and explosives from a misdemeanor to a state jail Felony offense. Any student found discharging fireworks or explosives is subject to University disciplinary action, fines, and criminal prose- cution (including jail time).
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    • ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY PERSONNEL CALL LIST NAME OFFICE PHONE GARLAND WALDROP 471-3511 ROOSEVELT EASLEY JAKE SHUGART MIKE SLAUGHTER RICK TREVINO