Fire Safety

Beginning the fall of 2016 there will be no warnings issued for fire safety violations!
Both students living in a double room are responsible for violations found in the room!

Fire Safety Rules for All Students
SOP for Fire Safety Inspections (PDF)
Fire Safety Room Inspection Form for R.A. Use (PDF)
Related YouTube videos
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Surge protector/power strip shall be protected with a built-in 15 amp circuit breaker and shall be plugged directly into a wall outlet and not into another surge protector.

Kirk Rohle Shares TAC Fire Experience (19:23)

Proper Display of Decorations
Each student may hang one exposed 2' x 3' paper poster on the wall of their bedroom, all other flammable decorations in student living areas, (i.e., posters, flags, banners etc.) must be behind glass or Plexiglas, in a manner that no part of the item can be exposed to open flame. 

The Key states that "bunks and lofts may not be draped or enclosed."

Uncovered bunks are required Covered bunks are illegal
 bunks must remain open  bunks must not be enclosed

Utilization of UPS Devices in student living areas at Hampden-Sydney College.

The use of a UPS device is allowed but only for the purpose it is primarily designed for; that is, back-up power to prevent data loss for computers. UPS devices are not to be used in place of the required Fireshield surge protectors for other electrical equipment.

The American Power Conversion Corporation and CyberPower Systems offer the following guidelines on their web sites. The UPS device must be plugged directly into properly wired and grounded wall outlets; no extension cords, adapters or other electrical connections may be used. If you use a UPS device it must be plugged directly into the wall outlet and not into your surge protector.

Mock Student Room Burn
by the Fire Safety Department with assistance from the Hampden-Sydney Fire Department

2015 burn video -- 16.09 min
2015 time lapse of burn time -- 17 sec and at right

2011 burn video –  9.25 min  
2010 burn video –  7min or 14 min version

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Station Nightclub Fire -- A Safety and Prevention Resource Fire Safety website