The University of Connecticut’s dormitories are in the middle of the routine fire drills, said UConn Deputy Fire Marshal Doug Caron. The UConn Fire Department conducts fire drills at the beginning of each semester as required by state law and the fire codes, Caron said in an email.
University of Connecticut dormitories will undergo their semesterly fire and safety inspections this March, a practice conducted by room administrators and supplemented by the Fire Marshal and Building Inspector’s Office, UConn Fire Department Deputy Chief Christopher Renshaw said.
“Most of our successes are on the preventive side,” Patrick Eye, a UConn firefighter of four years, said. “It’s a great job that those guys do in filtering down the (fire safety) information to the RA’s to get it out to the students.”