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Safety Equipment and False Fire Alarms
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.