Search Stoppage: No Fire Safety Inspections This Spring!

Over the last few months, WSA representatives have been at the table with top administrators over the issue of intrusive Fire Safety searches, some of which resulted in student arrests last semester. As a result, Fire Safety will halt the process of room inspections this spring.

Since Fire Safety completed their room searches for the year (which requires going to every dorm on campus) during the first semester, there is no need for them to continue to enter student residences (although we have been told that “problematic areas” with past violations may be subject to re-inspection).

Easing the burden of Fire Safety fines has been a top priority for the WSA. Our efforts have resulted in the creation of the Fire Safety & Facilities Appeals Board, which has a student majority, last year. In the fall semester alone the Appeals Board returned $3,650 of inappropriate fines to students.

Last year’s new Fire Safety seminars have also been incredibly successful. By attending a one hour seminar students can receive $100 off of their fine. In addition, the WSA has worked with Fire Safety to ensure that confiscated items are retrievable at the end of the academic year and to provide students smoking on balconies a warning rather than a fine.

Last year Fire Safety was convinced not to search closets or drawers unless there is evidence of an imminent life safety hazard and also agreed that a student who claims responsibility for a violation in a common space and has the same violation in hir personal room will not be charged twice.

Although a lot of improvements have been made, there is still much that can be done. This semester the WSA will continue to work to improve Fire Safety policy. We hope to lower fines and ensure that inspections intrude less upon students’ privacy. It is important that Fire Safety treats students and their spaces with respect, and we will do everything in our power to make that happen.

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