Residents of Nathaniel Rochester Hall on the RIT residence side of campus considered themselves lucky not having a fire alarm go off all year long but the luck ran out Saturday evening as the strobes and high pitched whines broke the sounds of a normal college evening. Fire officials from the Henrietta Fire District Company #4 responded directly to the incident with RIT Public Safety officials on hand also.

Rescue / Pumper #646 responds to the fire alarm at Nathaniel Rochester hall on the RIT campus Saturday eveining. Institute safety policy requires all students of the residence hall to exit, whether sleeping, showering, or studying.

 

Fire officials from Company #4 exit Nathaniel Rochester Hall after the fire alarm was tripped Saturday evening.

 

Officials from Henrietta Fire District Company #4 respond to a fire alarm at Nathaniel Rochester Hall on the RIT campus Saturday evening.

Fire alarm strobes flash ouside The Corner Store in the basement of Nathaniel Rochester Hall signaling students to exit the building Saturday evening. Officials from the Henrietta Fire District Company #4 responded to the alarm.

A charred tissue box sits in the snow as officials from Henrietta Fire District Company #4 prepare to leave Nathaniel Rochester Hall on the RIT campus. After the alarm sounded Saturday evening, students exited the residence hall in all states from studying to mid-shower.

A charred tissue box outside of Nathaniel Rochester Hall dropped by officials from the Henrietta Fire District Company #4 after responding to a fire alarm Saturday evening.