The residence halls at the University of Colorado Boulder are designed for a reasonable level of fire safety. The fire protection devices are all checked on a regular basis. There are fire safety instructions and procedures in effect in all halls which are designed to enhance safety and minimize the hazards of fire and smoke. It must be recognized that fires can still occur, that fire prevention is everyone's concern, and that the manner in which residents react in the event of a fire can mean the difference between life and death.  For these reasons, the following information and is provided to you.