4-OP-G-8 Fire Safety

Responsible Executive:‚Äč Finance and Administration

Approving Official: Vice President of Finance and Administration

Effective Date: January 1, 2014

Last Revision Date: Unrevised at this time.



  • The primary objective of the Fire Safety section is to protect faculty, staff, students, visitors, contractors, property, and assets of Florida State University (FSU).
  • The potential for loss of life or injury from a fire-related incident is one of the most serious risks a university must face. FSU maintains a comprehensive fire-safety program. It requires an on-going commitment on the part of the community, the institution, and the administration. Careful planning, implementation, and maintenance are all essential ingredients of a successful fire safety program.
  • The Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for FSU is the Office of the Florida State Fire Marshal (SFM), which has the authority to enter FSU or any state-owned property to conduct an inspection or investigation. Although the fire safety inspections are primarily conducted by the office of the SFM, the University Fire Marshall also makes regular inspections of University facilities and works and interacts with the University community to promote fire safety.


  • The Fire Safety section within the Department of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) is responsible for ensuring that the life safety systems of all University facilities are in compliance with the applicable federal, state, and local laws and rules.
      1. It is the responsibility of all University faculty, staff, students, and contractors to comply with this program to minimize the danger of fire related emergencies. Any hazardous or emergency situation must be reported to the proper authorities. Failure to do so could result in the possible loss of life and property and persons who knowingly and/or willingly violate the provisions of this program may be subject to disciplinary action.
      1. Fire Safety
      2. Fire Extinguishers
      3. Fire Drills
      4. Fire Alarm Systems
      5. Fire Suppression Systems