Fire and Life Safety involves everyone in every area of the university and refers to the prevention of fire, accidents, injury, and property damage. Through inspections, fire safety equipment is checked and maintained; food safety standards are adhered; and safety concerns such as frayed electrical cords, trip hazards, broken or inappropriate equipment and fire hazards are identified and removed. Through design and plan review, architects and engineers are assisted in ensuring that fire and life safety measures are built into areas under construction. Through emergency management, assistance is available to develop specific evacuation plans. Through training, classes are available for evacuation planning, fire and life safety, fire extinguishers, and food safety.
The UH Fire Marshal’s Office aims to become the premier higher education fire marshal’s office in the state by meeting the needs of the campus community through the blending of good inspection practices, community outreach, fire safety education, and plan review. While maintaining current safety measures to meet the needs of an expanding Tier One University.
- Contribute to student success through implementation of fire and life safety codes and community outreach.
- Partner with other University and outside entities to foster a culture of safety within the campus community
- Seek educational opportunities through formal and informal means to improve the knowledge of fire marshal personnel
- Provide community outreach and fire safety education that meets the needs of the University’s diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and visitors.