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Fire Safety

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In case of a fire alarm, all students must leave their campus accommodations or other campus buildings immediately.


Residence Assistants will go over the proper procedures with residence students at the beginning of the school year. Do not re-enter the building until permission is granted by the Residence Life Director or appropriate designate. Periodic fire drills will take place during the year.

Mature Student Housing

In the event of a fire, tenants are expected to call 911 and exit the building immediately. Tenants should go to the far side of the parking lot (at Providence House) or out to the edge of the road (all campus apartment buildings) depending on the severity of the fire. If the main building smoke detectors are set off due to a non-life threatening issue (eg. smoke from cooking), tenants should call the Maintenance On-Call phone (204-746-4297) so that Maintenance can turn off the alarm and reset it.

Fire Regulations

To ensure the safety of all residents and to comply with standard building fire regulations, any activity which could contribute to a building fire or jeopardize another resident’s safety is prohibited. Disassembling, mishandling or tampering with exit signs, fire extinguishers, hoses, alarms, heat sensors, or smoke detectors for any reason other than an emergency is also prohibited. It is a criminal offense to pull a fire alarm for fun or as a prank. The minimum fine $100. Emergency exits are not to be used unless in the event of an emergency. Use of these doors for any other purpose will result in a $25 fine that will be charged to the resident’s student account.

Please note the restrictions on the following:

  • Explosives
    • Fire crackers, fireworks, and flammable substances may not be stored within, nor used in or on university college property. Providence-sanctioned fireworks displays are permitted.
  • Weapons
    • Weapons of any kind (including but not limited to firearms, bows, arrows, hunting knives, machetes, paintball guns, sling shots, etc.) are not permitted on campus, including in the residence halls. Airsoft may not be used in any campus building.
  • Candles/Burning Objects
    • Candles, incense, or an open flame of any kind are prohibited within the residence hall. Halogen lamps are also prohibited within the residence halls.
  • Cooking Appliances
    • Appliances, cooking or otherwise, with enclosed heat sources are permitted in residence hall lounges and rooms. Examples include a kettle and a rice cooker. Please see the “Appliances” section under the Residence Hall Facilities and Equipment of the Student Handbook for further information on appliances.
  • Decoration
    • Excessive wall or ceiling coverings (as per the Manitoba Fire Code) and live Christmas trees are prohibited within the residence halls.