Post Reply Late night fire alarm pulls in university dorms
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Posted 3/1/18 , edited 3/1/18
Ah, the perks of continuing to live at home during college. One of those perks I often don't notice is that you don't have to deal with idiots pulling the fire alarm as a prank and making everyone stay outside in freezing rain or snow late at night.

I've read some humorous stories on forums, but the majority of them date back to the early 2000's. Does this type of thing still happen?

Has this ever happened to you? Let's hear your stories.

Please don't pull fire alarms yourself. You will get kicked out of your university and face stiff fines and jail time.
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Posted 3/1/18 , edited 3/1/18
Never went to college but as a bit of a side story my town has so many tornado alarms that I typically just ignore them now. If a real tornado was to ever come around I'd be dead meat because of how often they decide to activate it.
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Posted 3/1/18 , edited 3/1/18
I was in rehab (because depression) a few years back and some quirk in the electricity made the fire alarm go off around midnight in the dead of winter.
While it was immediately clear that there was no cause for alarm they still had to have us stand around in front of the building for a good half hour while they went through safety procedures.
The fortunate part is that I couldn't sleep that night and was reading in my room when the alarm sounded so I was the only patient that was dressed for the weather and armed with a mug of tea.
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Posted 3/1/18 , edited 3/1/18
It's been over 10 years since I was in a university dorm, but I do remember them purposefully scheduling fire drills late at night. And on a couple of occasions it had the unpleasant perk of snowing at the same time.
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