Student Housing Fire Safety Tips

On-Campus Housing

In accordance with the UMB Housing Apartment Handbook for Pascault Row and the University Suites at Fayette Square:

  • Keep your cooking area clean and free of anything that can catch on fire.
  • Cook only when you are alert, not sleepy or drowsy from alcohol.
  • Do not leave kitchen appliance unattended while cooking. Always stay in the kitchen.
  • Do not daisy chain power strips together. Each power strip must be plugged directly into a wall outlet.
  • Only use power strips with a UL seal.
  • Do not use extension cords on a permanent basis.
  • Do not use any electrical equipment that has a frayed or worn power cord.
  • Limit the number of appliances that are plugged in or in use at one time.
  • Do not use or possess fireworks, lighted candles, flammable fuels, or space heaters.
  • Do not use or possess torchiere halogen lamps or halogen bulbs.
  • Do not smoke or allow others to smoke in your room or anywhere in the building.
  • Do not tamper with smoke detectors, sprinklers, fire extinguishers, or other life safety equipment.
  • Do not allow anything or anyone to touch sprinklers.

All Residents must evacuate the building when the fire alarm activates. Upon the sounding of the fire alarm, residents should proceed according to the instructions posted in and about the building. Intentional sounding of an alarm outside of an emergency or tampering with emergency equipment will be considered a criminal offense and the person or persons responsible will be treated accordingly. Tampering with smoke detectors is prohibited.