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Ag Ops Living Quarters Policies

Fresno State Agricultural Operations has a total of eight (8) units and eight (8) bed spaces available for Ag Operations Living Quarters. 

Fire Safety Equipment

Smoke Detectors: All Living Quarters are equipped with smoke detectors. If your smoke detector needs maintenance, or emits a low battery beep, notify Ag Operations staff immediately by calling 559.278.2011.

Whenever a smoke detector alarm sounds, it is important to determine whether or not a fire emergency exists. If one does, or if it cannot be determined because the door to the room is locked, contact Fresno State Police Department at 559.278.8400.  Smoke detector alarms sound only in the room where they are activated, so you must notify the Fresno State Police Department if there is a fire. It is the responsibility of each resident to evacuate their Living Quarters when the alarm sounds or be subject to criminal prosecution, and fine. Tampering with a smoke detector or a fire alarm is a $100 fine.

Fire Extinguishers and Equipment: All Living Quarters are equipped with fire extinguishers which are to be used in the event that a minor fire should occur. If you find a fire extinguisher that is not in its proper place, please notify a staff at Agricultural Operations. Tampering with extinguishers is a $50 fine. False alarms, removal or unnecessary discharge of fire extinguishers, propping doors and removal of exit signs compromise the safety of the Living Quarters. Residents found engaging in the above listed activities may be dismissed from the Living Quarters. Other fire safety violations will be dealt with through the disciplinary process.

Smoke Detectors and Fire Extinguishers Checks

Smoke detector checks are conducted each semester during the academic year and during the summer (3 times a year).  Fire Extinguisher checks are conducted annually each January by Jorgensen and Co. and organized thru Plant Operations.  In addition to the regularly scheduled checks, Ag Operations Maintenance Technicians periodically check the smoke detectors and fire extinguishers during routine maintenance checks.

In the upcoming year, Ag Operations will prepare a scheduled timetable for Smoke Detector and Fire Extinguisher checks.  

Date

Type

Location

3 x year

Smoke Detector Check

Beef Unit Living Quarters

3 x year

Smoke Detector Check

Dairy Unit Living Quarters #1

3 x year

Smoke Detector Check

Dairy Unit Living Quarters #1

3 x year

Smoke Detector Check

Horse Unit Living Quarters 

3 x year

Smoke Detector Check

Calf Barn Living Quarters #1

3 x year

Smoke Detector Check

Calf Barn Living Quarters #1

3 x year

Smoke Detector Check

Sheep Unit Living Quarters

3 x year

Smoke Detector Check

Swine Unit Living Quarters

Annually, first of January

Fire Extinguisher Check

Beef Unit Living Quarters

Annually, first of January

Fire Extinguisher Check

Dairy Unit Living Quarters #1

Annually, first of January

Fire Extinguisher Check

Dairy Unit Living Quarters #1

Annually, first of January

Fire Extinguisher Check

Horse Unit Living Quarters 

Annually, first of January

Fire Extinguisher Check

Calf Barn Living Quarters #1

Annually, first of January

Fire Extinguisher Check

Calf Barn Living Quarters #1

Annually, first of January

Fire Extinguisher Check

Sheep Unit Living Quarters

Annually, first of January

Fire Extinguisher Check

Swine Unit Living Quarters

Fire Drills

Ag Operations does not conduct fire drills for the eight (8) Living Quarters.  The Living Quarters are single units, and residents have been instructed on emergencies and the evacuation assembly point location is nearby at O’Neill Park.

Ag Ops Living Quarters Policies

Ag Operations has policies and regulations that give clear direction to residents who live in the Living Quarters.  A portion of the policies pay particular attention to fire and life safety issues.  The policies are outlined below:

Candles/Incense/Open Flames

Open fires, including burning candles and activities potentially dangerous to property or disruptive to the community, such as incense and aromatic oils are also prohibited within Living Quarters. All items (including candles) will be confiscated and violators of any of these policies are subject to disciplinary and/or legal action.

Evacuations

In the event of an evacuation of any building(s), residents are to exit the building immediately per directions of staff. Staff may knock and then key in to each room to be sure all residents have exited the building. In the event of any emergency, be alert and responsive to instructions from staff.

Explosions/Fireworks

Discharging firecrackers, fireworks, projectiles or any explosive device are prohibited. Violations of this include, but are not limited to, discharging or in any way attempting to discharge types of manufactured or homemade fireworks or flaming projectiles including cannons or bottle rockets inside or adjacent to Living Quarters. The size of the explosive is irrelevant. Violations of this policy may result in the termination of your housing license upon the first offense.

Appliances

Electrical devices such as stereos, TVs, hair dryers, coffee pots, air popcorn poppers, blenders, radios and personal computers are permitted, if they are UL approved and portable. Space heaters are NOT permitted!

No Smoking! 

Smoking is prohibited in and around all buildings except were designated.  As of April 1, 2003, California State University, Fresno adopted a smoke-free campus policy and allotted for designated smoking areas on campus. This policy applies to all University facilities, owned or leased, regardless of location, athletic facilities, the amphitheater, and all state and auxiliary vehicles. This policy pertains to students, faculty, staff, administrators, visitors and the general public attending campus events.

Ceilings

You may not display any type of wall hangings, flags or posters on the ceiling. This is a fire hazard. During health and safety inspections you will be required to remove them. If not removed by resident in the time stipulated, Ag Operations reserves the right to remove them.

Fire Equipment

Tampering with fire equipment, e.g. fire alarms, extinguishers and smoke detectors is a violation of Ag Operations policies. Violations of this include, but are not limited to, removing a fire extinguisher from its prescribed location, fully or partially discharging a fire extinguisher for any purpose other than putting out a fire, tampering with smoke alarms located in public areas, taping smoke alarms in bedrooms, setting off false fire alarms, or removing or damaging exit lights and starting fires. Violations of this policy may result in the termination of your housing license upon the first offense.  Do not block firefighting equipment, fire doors, or exits with any material or equipment.

Fire Safety

It’s up to you to keep your living areas safe and prevent fire hazards.

  1. Always use a surge protector when plugging in multiple cords, especially computers or laptops.
  2. Use caution when cooking or utilizing the kitchen.
  3. Firefighting equipment and emergency exits must be kept clear and ready for immediate use.  Do not block them with equipment or material.  All personnel should be familiar with the position of firefighting equipment.
  4. Know where your primary exist route is, and what alternative emergency routes are available.  Always use the closest emergency door to exit when evacuating the building.
  5. Make sure flammable liquids and vapors are not exposed to ignition sources.  All flammable liquids must be dispensed from and transported in approved containers.  Glass containers are expressly forbidden.
  6. Report all fires, no matter how small to the Fresno State Police Department – 559.278-8400.
  7. Immediate response to small fires is essential.  If a fire occurs, the first consideration must be the safety of personnel.  All employees must be evacuated in the immediate area before attention can be given to the saving of property.  Notify your Supervisor and the University Police as soon as possible.
  8. Learn how to use the extinguisher in your area (frequently read the instructions label on extinguisher) and know where they are located.  If you are not sure, ask Ag Operations

Reportable Fires

There were no fires in Agricultural Operations Living Quarters during the calendar year 2015.

There were no fires in Agricultural Operations Living Quarters during the calendar year 2014.

 There were no fires in Agricultural Operations Living Quarters during the calendar year 2013.