Residence Hall Information
The residence halls at the Georgetown University are designed for a reasonable level of fire safety. The fire alarms, sprinkler systems, smoke detectors, and extinguishers are all inspected on a regular basis. There are fire safety instructions and procedures in effect in all halls, designed to enhance safety and minimize the hazard of fire and smoke. In addition, GU Housing Operations works closely with the University’s Environmental Health & Safety Department to take every precaution to ensure your safety in an event of fire. Despite this, it must be recognized that fires can still occur and fire prevention is everyone’s responsibility!
The fire alarm system and fire-fighting equipment in the residence halls are for your protection. Tampering with smoke detectors, sprinkler heads, sprinkler piping, alarm boxes, and fire extinguishers are prohibited. Remember, this is your life safety equipment. You will be held accountable and liable for any damage that may endanger the lives of other residents. Hanging items from the sprinkler head or pipes is prohibited.
Fire alarms may be set off in ANY Georgetown University occupied buildings accidentally or due to tampering. How do you know if it is a false alarm? You don’t! So get out!