Also called a residence hall, a dormitory is a
building with many rooms that provide sleeping and living accommodations for a number
of people, as at a college.
Fire Alarm System.
A system of alerting devices that takes a
signal from fire detection or extinguishing equipment and alerts building occupants or
proper authorities of a fire condition.
A set of rules or laws used to enforce
requirements for fire protection and life safety.
Fire Detection System.
A system of detection devices, wiring, and
supervisory equipment used for detecting fire or products of combustion and then
signaling that these elements are present.
A training exercise that ensures occupants of
a building can exit the building in a quick and orderly manner in case of a fire.
A formal examination of an occupancy and
its associated uses or processes to determine its compliance with the fire and life safety
codes and standards.
Manual Pull Station.
Also called a pull box, the manual pull
station is a manually activated alarm device that is placed in structures to allow occupants
to initiate a fire alarm system.
Resident Advisor (RA).
A resident of a dormitory responsible for
providing support and guidance to other residents. Duties of an RA include coordinating
social programs, working desk duty, and enforcing policy.