Fire alarms, fire extinguishers, and smoke detectors save lives. Tampering with these devices is against the law and is strictly prohibited on NECI property. Evidence of tampering or disabling of these devices will result in the student(s) being fined every time, as well as disciplinary action. Repeated violations will result in escalated disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the program. Fines for tampering are steep, and in the State of Vermont, may result in each resident of the room being charged $500 for each violation.
Report any malfunction of fire alarms, fire extinguishers, or smoke detectors immediately. In academic and kitchen facilities, report malfunctions to any faculty or staff member. In residence halls, report malfunctions to the Resident Assistant, the Student Services office and/or the Facilities department.