Jeffords Hall


Storage Limit for Flammable Liquids 

There is a 5-gallon limit on the storage of flammable liquids in each Jeffords building laboratory. This limit is based on fire code restrictions for a building of this type of construction.

For this reason, observing this limit is essential to the safety of all occupants and visitors. Always order flammable chemicals with the limit in mind. Risk Management can store extra flammable liquids that you may order of you have reacked your limit in the lab. We discourage ordering cases of any chemical unkless you are sure you will use the chemicals for your research within one year. Contact with questions.


Emergency Power backup

Red outlets have emergency power backup


Concealed Sprinkler Heads

Sprinkler in Jeffords are recessed so sprinkler heads are not visible. 

  • Used in automatic fire protection systems to distribute water spray from fixed locations
  • Frangible bulb breaks when designated temperature is reached, permitting water to discharge


Fire Extinguishers in Hallway

Fire Extinguisher doors in the hallways of Jeffords feel like they are locked but if you need to use the fire extinguisher, pull hard to open the door during an emergency.  UVM Life Safety staff can re-lock the door and refill the extinguisher. Have the departent administrative assistant place a Famis work order to let them know you have used one.










Gas Valve Shutoffs in Hallways

There is a local alarm that will sound if someone is tampering with this and it is not an emergency. Close door and secure when not in use.



Fire Doors Have Magnetic Holder/Release


Basement Level Barricade