Fire Safety Inspections Are Back

As it turns out, fire safety inspections have not, as previously reported, ended for the academic year. In fact, random checks will probably start later this week, so make haste in putting your fire-hazard contraband out of sight.

From a ResLife email to all RA’s:

A few weeks ago, it was incorrectly reported in the Argus that fire safety inspections would not be conducted this semester. While we are thrilled that inspections were completed in all of our student residences in the fall, and that the number of violations was significantly less than previous years, we want to be sure students are continuing to abide by the fire safety guidelines, and that our residences are safe. Therefore, random checks will be conducted throughout this semester. In addition, rooms that had violations in the fall will be checked again this semester.

If you could please remind your residents to …remove any prohibited items as soon as possible (as inspections will likely begin later this week), you will be doing them a service.

Here are ResLife’s fire safety guidelines for you to review.

28 thoughts on “Fire Safety Inspections Are Back

  1. Ian

    Of course, both the possible explanations from the WSA fail to take in account what’s undoubtedly the real explanation: Reslife and Fire Safety realized that if students knew there weren’t going to be any more checks, then they could just restock their room with anything that would otherwise be against the Fire Safety code, so they went back. The WSA is assuming a little more malice on the part of the administration than is there.

  2. Ian

    Of course, both the possible explanations from the WSA fail to take in account what’s undoubtedly the real explanation: Reslife and Fire Safety realized that if students knew there weren’t going to be any more checks, then they could just restock their room with anything that would otherwise be against the Fire Safety code, so they went back. The WSA is assuming a little more malice on the part of the administration than is there.

  3. Mark

    quoting email from WSA@wesleyan.edu, received at 5:11pm”There are two possible explanations for Fire Safety’s decision to impose an additional round of random inspections:• The administration was initially disingenuous or misinformed in notifying the WSA and the Argus about the completion of searches.• Fire Safety decided to capitalize on reduced vigilance of unsuspecting students following the publication of negative coverage in the Argus regarding the search stoppage.”

  4. Mark

    quoting email from WSA@wesleyan.edu, received at 5:11pm

    There are two possible explanations for Fire Safety’s decision to impose an additional round of random inspections:

    • The administration was initially disingenuous or misinformed in notifying the WSA and the Argus about the completion of searches.

    • Fire Safety decided to capitalize on reduced vigilance of unsuspecting students following the publication of negative coverage in the Argus regarding the search stoppage.

  5. Anonymous

    7:12 — i think keeping our campus fire-free is a reasonable priority, but come on. they’ve checked the rooms once — things like candles and tapestries that they’ve deemed dangerous have been reported on. they can’t check on people constantly, so why just one more time? it’s largely a matter of privacy — i know people who have had fire safety banging out their door when they’re naked. it’s a pretty shitty/annoying situation, and an unnecessary one at that. we live here. the dorms are our home. we shouldn’t have to worry about strangers snooping around all the time. they’ve done their required snooping for the year; it really should be enough.

  6. Anonymous

    7:12 — i think keeping our campus fire-free is a reasonable priority, but come on. they’ve checked the rooms once — things like candles and tapestries that they’ve deemed dangerous have been reported on. they can’t check on people constantly, so why just one more time? it’s largely a matter of privacy — i know people who have had fire safety banging out their door when they’re naked. it’s a pretty shitty/annoying situation, and an unnecessary one at that. we live here. the dorms are our home. we shouldn’t have to worry about strangers snooping around all the time. they’ve done their required snooping for the year; it really should be enough.

  7. Anonymous

    i actually kind of agree with 1:47. we shouldn’t be doing anything so wrong anyway. fire safety’s just doing its job.

  8. Anonymous

    i actually kind of agree with 1:47. we shouldn’t be doing anything so wrong anyway. fire safety’s just doing its job.

  9. Anonymous

    The e-mail from Fran Koerting is really fishy. “A few weeks ago, it was incorrectly reported in the Argus that fire safety inspections would not be conducted this semester […] we want to be sure students are continuing to abide by the fire safety guidelines, and that our residences are safe. Therefore, random checks will be conducted throughout this semester.”If the Argus reported incorrectly (which according to the WSA e-mail, it did not), then why is she saying “therefore”? Her e-mail and the WSA e-mail contradict too much. What happened? It sounds like a bunch of bull shit from Fire Safety.

  10. Anonymous

    The e-mail from Fran Koerting is really fishy. “A few weeks ago, it was incorrectly reported in the Argus that fire safety inspections would not be conducted this semester […] we want to be sure students are continuing to abide by the fire safety guidelines, and that our residences are safe. Therefore, random checks will be conducted throughout this semester.”

    If the Argus reported incorrectly (which according to the WSA e-mail, it did not), then why is she saying “therefore”? Her e-mail and the WSA e-mail contradict too much. What happened? It sounds like a bunch of bull shit from Fire Safety.

  11. Anonymous

    the workers of fire safety are on some religious vendetta to ensure that the students of wesleyan do not live peacefully. its really sad that these people have nothing better to do, and sadder that WE PAY for them to have nothing better to do.its pretty great (and really funny) that all these institutions (reslife, WSA, Argus, wesleying) mobilized so quickly to tell us that these people are back. NOBODY LIKES YOU, FIRE SAFETY.help us michael pernick, you’re our only hope!

  12. Anonymous

    the workers of fire safety are on some religious vendetta to ensure that the students of wesleyan do not live peacefully. its really sad that these people have nothing better to do, and sadder that WE PAY for them to have nothing better to do.

    its pretty great (and really funny) that all these institutions (reslife, WSA, Argus, wesleying) mobilized so quickly to tell us that these people are back. NOBODY LIKES YOU, FIRE SAFETY.

    help us michael pernick, you’re our only hope!

  13. Anonymous

    why on FIRE SAFETY checks should students be written up for alcohol violation? im sure most students would have no problem with fire safety if thats what they were really invading our rooms to check. thats not the case. these are really police searches of rooms, NOT fire safety checks.WSA, you’ve really failed us here. step up your game. FIX THIS PROBLEM. thats why we voted for you.

  14. Anonymous

    why on FIRE SAFETY checks should students be written up for alcohol violation? im sure most students would have no problem with fire safety if thats what they were really invading our rooms to check. thats not the case. these are really police searches of rooms, NOT fire safety checks.

    WSA, you’ve really failed us here. step up your game. FIX THIS PROBLEM. thats why we voted for you.

  15. Anonymous

    I dont see what the big deal is, as YOU SHOULDNT BE VIOLATING THE FIRE SAFETY GUIDELINES ANYWAY. they are there for a reason, and the university want to be the last people to say “we told you so” after a frie does break out.

  16. Anonymous

    I dont see what the big deal is, as YOU SHOULDNT BE VIOLATING THE FIRE SAFETY GUIDELINES ANYWAY. they are there for a reason, and the university want to be the last people to say “we told you so” after a frie does break out.

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