Life Safety

The primary function of the Life Safety department is to provide a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, and staff.  The Life safety department (LFD) provides comprehensive services in support of the university's operations, including performing required testing, inspecting, and maintaining the fire/life fire safety systems in all buildings on our campuses. LFD specialists ensure the university's fire life safety systems comply with the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) codes and other industry standards. The life safety technicians ensure that all fire code violations are corrected in a timely manner. They maintain all suppression systems throughout the university, which include fire pumps, fire extinguishers, chemical suppression hoods, halon or inergen systems, and sprinkler systems. The Life Safety department also oversees the work of any outside contractors that modify or repair university fire systems. In addition, the life safety technicians maintain all the university's fire extinguishers, and fire detection systems to code. These include fire alarms, smoke detectors, pull stations, horns, and strobes. In addition, the university fire marshal, and in some cases, conditions, require an LFD crew to be on hand at university-based special events and major sporting events.

Services we provide at no cost:

  • Fire extinguishers and cabinets, hoses, and alarm system devices for academic buildings
  • Installation, inspection, and maintenance services for this equipment

Services we provide for an additional charge:

  • Fire extinguishers and cabinets, hoses, and alarm system devices for non-academic buildings
  • Renovation or replacement of Life Safety systems