All fire alarms should be treated as a real emergency and students shall exit all building to a safe area. A $300 fine will be levied for misuse of a fire alarm; this will be applied to your student account. . It is a misdemeanor to tamper with fire equipment (under Calif. Penal Code Section 148.4). Damaged equipment or emptied fire extinguishers will incur additional charges. Tampering with smoke detectors will result in a $25 fine. If a low battery causes the smoke detector or exit alarm to “beep,” tell your RA immediately who will then email a work order request to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Facilities Management at ext. 2089 to have the battery replaced. No furniture or personal items may be within 18 inches of the smoke detector or a fire sprinkler. Candles, flammable devices or open flames shall not be permitted or used in any living area.