or tampering with fire extinguishers, alarms, or equipment jeopardizes
residents’ safety and should be reported immediately to Public Safety or a
Residence Life staff member if event occurred in Hendrix College owned housing.
Fire equipment includes, but is not limited to, room and hallway smoke
detectors, exit signs, fire alarms, breaker panels, fire extinguishers, etc.
Students are reminded that removing batteries from smoke detectors is a
violation. Report any problems with fire equipment to Public Safety or a
Residence Life staff member if in Hendrix College owned housing.
Tampering with fire safety equipment in a
residence hall, such as covering a smoke detector, is cause to initiate a room
search. The penalty for tampering with fire safety equipment is a fine up to $200
per resident in the space in which the safety equipment is located. If a smoke
detector appears to be malfunctioning, the student should immediately submit a Facilities
Work Order Request Form. When submitting the form, choose “smoke detector” as
the issue. If the request is submitted after-hours (such as Monday through
Friday after 5pm, on the weekends, or during holidays), then the student should
also call Public Safety at 501-450-7711 to report the problem.