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Safety Equipment and False Fire Alarms

For your own and others’ safety, do not tolerate anyone who tampers with fire or fire safety equipment and report any damage to, or malfunction of, equipment to the Office of Public Safety immediately. All of the residence halls at RISD have fire detection systems that connect directly to the Providence Fire Department. When a system alarm is triggered the fire department will respond. Any student who tampers with fire safety equipment or causes a false alarm, or a fire, either willfully or by negligence, faces a fine of at least $250 and further action that could result in dismissal from RISD. The Providence Fire Department is empowered to file criminal charges when warranted.

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The Providence River and cityscape as seen from the southern edge of campus, behind the Industrial Design and
Architecture buildings.