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Dormitory.

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.

Fire Code.

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.

Fire Drill.

A training exercise that ensures occupants of

a building can exit the building in a quick and orderly manner in case of a fire.

Fire Inspection.

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.

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