Fire Safety

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) partners with the campus community to implement a fire safety program that prevents fires and complies with New York State, National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) and City of Troy fire codes.

EHS educates faculty, staff, and students about fire safety requirements and best practices through training, inspections, and fire evacuation drills. Each of us are responsible for complying with fire safety requirements to support fire prevention on campus. 

Fire Evacuation Drills

Fire evacuation drills are required by the New York State Fire Code which specify timing and number of drills required every year. The EHS department coordinates fire drills with Physical Plant, Public Safety and Building Coordinators. Drills are to be treated as actual alarms with full evacuation of all occupants.

Fire Prevention

Understanding and complying with fire safety requirements is everyone's responsibility. Your actions can prevent fires on campus. This page provides information about common issues identified during building inspections. 

NYS Fire Inspections

The New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC) performs annual fire safety inspections in all campus buildings. The OFPC inspector identifies violations of fire codes and educates faculty, staff and students about fire safety and prevention.

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