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Fire Alarm Systems and Fire Protection Equipment
Falsely reporting a fire alarm is a felony under the New York State Penal Law. An arrest may result when an individual initiates or circulates a false report or warning of an alleged occurrence or impeding occurrence of a fire, explosion, or the release of a hazardous substance under circumstances in which it is not unlikely that public alarm or inconvenience will result. Tampering with fire protection equipment endangers the lives and safety of members of the campus community and an arrest and/or discipline by the Dean of Students may result.