II (7). Fire Equipment, Fire Alarms, Fire Drills

Members of the MIT community are prohibited by Massachusetts law and MIT regulations from committing fire and safety violations, including but not limited to:

  • refusing to evacuate during a fire alarm
  • setting a fire, making a bomb threat or issuing a false alarm
  • tampering with firefighting equipment, fire-alarm systems, fire protection sprinklers, or smoke detectors
  • using flammable decorations, including natural evergreens, in any room, corridor, stairwell, lounge, dining hall, lobby, or other public area
  • using a fireplace in a manner that does not comply with MIT guidelines

Members of the MIT community may be subject to severe disciplinary action if they violate any Massachusetts statutory or MIT fire safety regulation or policy. Students who live in residence halls or Institute-owned apartments are additionally encouraged to review Residential Life’s Fire and Life Safety Policy.