1 f. Prohibited Items and Actions h items When it comes to fire safety, certain items and actions can compromise the safety of all within our community. Therefore, suc and actions are prohibited. If uncertain about a particular item or action, you are encou raged to bring such item(s) to or discuss plans that may compromise fire safety with your Resident Director who may refer you to Dennis Harrington, the College Fire [email protected] Marshal. He can be contacted at . Prohibited Items List Aerosol Prod ucts 1. Aerosol Products used in excess may activate the fire a. alarm system b. Aerosol Products are Prohibited Pine and Linden Halls ** Ammunitions 2. 3. Animals a. Other than Pet Fish in fish tanks not exceeding 10 gallons** b. Other than approved & documented Service Pets Appliances 4. a. Grills * Personal Barbecues b. c. Hot Plates * (Including candle and mug warmers) d. Microwaves in addition to the College provided Microwaves. Additional microwaves are permitted in College Park Apartments (CPA) only. ** e. Open Coil Types * f. Refr igerators in addition to the College provided Refrigerators or Micro Fridges. ** Rice Cookers * g. h. Skillets * Space heaters unless provided by Facilities Office in i. emergency situations j. Toasters and Toaster Ovens * k. Window Air - Conditioning units not approve d by the College l. Appliances with exposed heating elements (examples: toasters, toaster ovens, coffee makers with hot plates) A general test of this rule is: if the element(s) that produce the heat to warm the product are exposed and are hot to the touch, the appliance is prohibited. For example: A Mr. Coffee where the pot rests is an exposed heating element. i. exceptions: Irons, Curling Irons m. Induction Plates n. Baby Cakes Cup Cake Makers 5. Candles
2 Candles manufactured to produce flames are prohibited in ence facilities and apartments. However, flameless battery resid . operated imitation candles are permitted Decorations 6. Hanging anything on or from a fire sprinkler heads, fire sprinkler pipes, or smoke detectors Hanging of anything from the ceiling Egress 7. a. F ailure to maintain a minimum 36” clearance in the path of egress b. Obstructing and/or locking exit doors c. Propping open fire and smoke doors with wedges and other objects 8. Explosives Of any kind including Fireworks 9. s Extension Cords and Multiple Plug Adapter a. Belkin model#F9H601aCW Extension cords and any devices that overload electrical receptacles (more than three appliances per outlet or multiple plug/cube adapters). You need to use power strips with circuit breakers that automatically shut off when ove rloaded . Please see the picture below for an example of prohibited cube/multiple plug adapters. This is just an example and is not an exhaustive list of all the different cube/multiple plug adapters. bac - Please be aware that power strips may not be “piggy ked” or used as one plugged into another. 10. Fire Alarms a. Deliberately causing false fire alarms b. Failure to evacuate during a Fire Drill 11. Fire Equipment a. Breaking a sprinkler head b. Covering or disabling smoke detectors or any other fire devices c. Removing smoke detectors or covers d. Tampering with or damaging fire exit lights and/or pull stations e. Tampering with, or damaging fire extinguisher(s) or sprinkler control valves
3 12. except in labs and other Flames and Open Flame Devices e approved in the Hot Work Policy. permitted areas or as otherwis Flammable Liquids 13. a. All flammable liquids including gasoline, thinners, chemicals, unless stored in an approved non flammable - cabinet only in permitted areas. Flammable liquids are facilities! prohibited in On Campus student housing Items powered by Flammable Liquids or other fossil fuels; b. items such as mopeds, motorcycles, golf carts or similar vehicles Also see Sterno Fuel Use Policy Fog Machines Any products including dry ice that produce mist, 14. smoke conditions. fog, smoke or simulated Furniture 15. a. Furniture that meets California Tech. Bulletin 133 is acceptable if approved by the College. Upholstered furniture, padded, cushioned or beanbag b. chairs not certified by documentation from the manufacturer as flame retardant. Waterbeds ** c. Hookahs - See Smoking 16. presence and/or use of Hookahs in any on campus student The housing facilities. Immersion Coils 17. 18. Incendiary Devices a. Fireworks See Fireworks b. Sparklers 19. Incense Paraphernalia and similar items. a. Potpourri burners b. Ligh ting 20. Dimmers, Ceiling Fans, or any other devices that replace, a. add to, or interfere with any building fixture. b. Halogen Lamps and Sun Lamps You may have lighting that operates on incandescent light bulbs or fluorescent light bulbs. Holiday Lights and/or String Lights, including LED Lights. c. Battery Operated Lights are permitted. d. Oil Lamps 21. Recalled products a. Wwo models of the 5 - Light Multicolored Floor Lamps, model numbers E230863 and GX6409 are prohibited. b. Trinsoinc 15 - , 20 - , 22 - , and 25 - watt compact fl uorescent light bulbs with the model numbers TS EN 15W/SP, TS - EN - 20W/SP, TS - CFL 22WB or TS - EN 25W/SP printed on the base of the bulb. 22. Mischief
4 a. Physical activities such as hockey, ball throwing/bouncing, re skateboarding, frisbee, etc. that take place near fi suppression and alarm systems Parking 23. a. Blocking Fire Department Connections In any Designated Fire Zones b. Within 10 feet of a Fire Hydrant c. 24. Smoking see Hookahs indoors, outdoors, on roofs, patios, balconies within 25 a. feet of any building including th b. e presence and/or use of Hookahs in any on campus student housing facilities 25. Sterno Used for other than warming foods and in areas that are not protected by a fire sprinkler system. Prohibited in Residence the Sterno Halls and apartments: unless otherwise stated in Fuel Use Policy. Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs 26. Inside or outside of residence halls ** 27. Vegetation All live trees, wreaths, etc. 28. Weapons a. Knives, Rifles, Handguns, Paintball Guns b. Weapons of any kind even though they are presumed to be solely de corative or collectible. Weapons that are props used for stage productions in the c. Campus Theaters are permitted in those theaters but not in other areas of the Campus. Decorative Materials 29. a. Hang banners or other decorative materials that are not flame re sistant (do not meet the flame propagation performance criteria of NFPA 701). b. Decorative materials that are flame resistant have to be documented and certified by the manufacturer in an approved manner; and are limited to 10% of the aggregate s and ceilings. area of wall c. Decorative materials/wall coverings (photos, most posters, certificates, proclamations, etc.) that are 0.025 inch or less in thickness are permitted. However, they should not completely cover the walls or ceilings or be located close y heat source. This practice will decrease the chance to an of a large fire caused by a covered wall and the coverings coming into contact with any heat source such as lights, receptacles, and any other heat source. 30. Legrand Wiremold Power Strips
5 * Unless in ar eas with approved and fire protected kitchens **Indicates items that are exclusive to residence in Residence Halls and Apartments; including those occupied by employees of the College residing in Residence Halls. All other items are he Campus for students and employees, including their guests, vendors prohibited throughout t and contractors unless noted otherwise. 2. CONFISCATION POLICY In the course of conducting unannounced Health and Safety Inspections, responding to Incidents by Public Safety and/ o r Fire Safety Inspections, Residence Life professional staff members, Public Safety Officers, the College Fire Marshal or the State Fire Inspector can confiscate any prohibited items found. Confiscated items that are illegal are subject to the laws applica ble to the illegal item. Ramapo College in cooperation with local, state and federal fire safety officials, reserves the right to amend this listing a t any time. STUDENTS SHOULD REVIEW THE LIST AND USE GOOD JUDGMENT ABOUT THE KINDS OF THINGS THAT ARE P ROHIBITED IN THE RESIDENCE HALLS. The College reserves the right to change anything contained within the prohibited items list. Notice of changes will be provided to residents in their campus mailboxes or via official Ramapo College e - mail. A room, suite , or apartment may be subject to inspection with or without notice at any time.
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