Fire Safety Residence Halls

As part of a statewide regulation, each residence has smoke detectors connected to the building's alarm system. Once activated, the alarm system will contact the University Police Department and an officer will be dispatched immediately. It is a crime to disable or tamper with the detectors and they will send an alarm to the police department. Anyone found responsible for the tampering could be arrested or face student conduct sanctions. Automatic pull stations and fire extinguishers are located on each floor.

For residential halls and apartment living, more information is provided as a part of the Department of Housing and Residence Life's informational packets that new students receive each year. Academic buildings also provide a similar system of smoke detectors, fire alarms and extinguishers, fire doors and walls that are required under state regulations. Frequent visits from the university's fire safety officer and State Fire Marshal's Office reassures everyone's safety.

Students living in the Rosen Dorms should know that the Orange County Fire Department will charge a false alarm fee for accidently set off the alarm in the room. Response fees are charged to your UCF account and can range from $350 to $600 depending on the number of fire units responding.