All student housing units have fire alarm equipment, which is up to code. Some of the student housing units also have fire alarms connected directly to the fire department.
Remember to insurance your own belongings.
- Familiarize yourself with escape routes, fire equipment and fire board.
- Take all alarms seriously. Attend to SiA's firedrills every year.
- When the alarm sounds: Check the origin of the alarm, try to put the fire out, alert your neighbours, close windows and doors, and get everyone out.
- Unnecessary alarms will be charged with the respective municipality’s current rate – e.g. forgotten pizzas, candles etc.
- Frequently clean the filter inside the ventilator - a dirty filter may keep the foodstench inside, and the danger of firespread increases.
- Disassembling smoke/heat detectors in rooms and common areas is prohibited. Doing so will lead to fines.
- Addressable systems show which room triggered the alarm.
- It is strictly prohibited to silence bells before the fire department arrives, this may endanger the life and health of your fellow neighbours.
SiA's Fire Security Chief is:
Grimstad: Pål Lyngroth - mobile phone: 92 07 01 25
Kristiansand: Terje Tronstad - mobile phone: 47 24 06 02
THE PHONE NUMBER FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IN NORWAY IS: 110
Example of an addressable system:
Manual fire alarm – mounted in all hallways:
Fire bell – sounds a clear and loud alarm (mounted in all hallways):
Example of heat/smoke detector mounted on the ceiling of all rooms and common areas:
Fire blanket to put out fire with.
NEVER LEAVE THE KITCHEN WHILE COOKING !!!!! You can be responsible for compensations.
NEVER POUR WATER ON WARM OR BURNING COOKING OIL. USE A FIRE BLANKET OR QUENCH IT WITH A LID.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR NOT USING OLD WHITE GOODS WHICH MAY BE FAULTY AND CAUSE DAMAGE, AS WELL AS UNNECESSARY TRIGGERING OF FIRE ALARMS.