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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.

Providence's riverfront park offers a great setting for drawing and sketching, just across from RISD's Mandle Center for
Living and Learning.