Fire Safety


Residence Hall Fire Safety Checklist

General Electrical

---There are no power cords/extension cords that run across traffic paths or under rugs or furniture, or on or through the ceiling.

---There is no tacking or nailing to any electrical cord to any surface.

---There are no power cords/extension cords that run under or on top of heaters or heat registers.

---Don’t use extension cords on a continuous basis; they are temporary solutions.

---Limit the energy you are demanding of the circuit. Use surge protectors and not multiple receptacle power strips and

---Do not use halogen and floor lamps due to increased fire risks; replace them with more efficient, cooler burning fluorescent lamps.

---Switch of Power appliances before unplugging them.

---Check all cords and plugs to all appliances to ensure they are free from cracks, breaks, fraying and exposed wiring.

---Extension cords must be sized and rated to carry the maximum current that can be delivered by the outlet they are plugged in to.


---All appliances should pass the electrical inspection.

---Check to see if the appliances have plenty of airspace to prevent over heating.

---All appliances should be plugged into a multi-plug surge protector.

General Housekeeping

---No combustible gas or liquids are stored in rooms or closets

---No Candles that require a flame are in the room. You can use flameless candles instead.

---Smoke alarms, exit lights, fire sprinkler systems, or fire extinguishers are not covered and have not been altered.

---There are not any items or furniture that would make it difficult to escape the room in the dark during an emergency in the way of the exits.

---Ensure that there is a clear path from the furthest point of the room to the exit.

---The amount of combustible materials that are hung on walls are a maximum of 20% of the entire wall area.

---(If the room is equipped with sprinklers) all storage shall be 18 inches below the ceiling

---(If the room is not equipped with sprinklers) all storage shall be 24 inches below the ceiling.

Residence Life

Department of Residence Life & Housing

Residence Life Office
Phone: (303) 869-LIFE(5433)
Toll Free: (800) 446-9488 x5433
Fax: (303) 384-2261
Location: Campus Living Office (Elm Hall)
Monday – Friday:
8 am – 6 pm

Apartments at Mines Park Office
Phone: 303-869-5444
Toll Free: (800) 446-9488 x5444
Location: Community Center 2 at Mines Park
Monday – Friday:
8 am – 7 pm

Addressing mail to students living on campus
First and Last Name
Colorado School of Mines
Name of Residence Hall and Room number
1301 19th Street
Golden, CO 80401