Fire Policies

The following information is available to each student through the Student Policies section of the Central website.

 Individuals should not be in violation of state, local, or campus fire policies, including:

Fire hazards and safety

Candles (with or without a wick), hot plate candle/wax warmers, halogen lamps, incense, and any items with open flames or open elements (such as toasters, pizza wheels, toaster ovens) are not allowed.

Extension cords must be surge-protected and Underwriters Laboratory (UL) approved.

Electric cords may not run under carpets or through doorways.

Personal charcoal or gas grills are not allowed on campus.

All persons must evacuate the building when a fire alarm sounds. All persons may face disciplinary action if they:

Fire Watch

A Fire Watch is a continuous inspection initiated and conducted by Central College staff in order to provide fire and smoke detection and emergency warning to occupants when a building’s fire alarm and/or sprinkler system is not operational.  Once called, a Fire Watch will continue until the fire alarm/sprinkler system is fully functional.  Fire Watch Patrol personnel serve as a “human smoke detector” and notify 911 (Pella Fire Department) and Central College Student Safety, 641-628-9000, of smoke or fire.