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Fire & Life Safety

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Environment Health & Safety Department’s Fire & Life Safety section is comprised of a small team of dedicated professionals with expertise in fire protection equipment, such as fire extinguishers and suppression systems, emergency planning and preparedness, and fire code regulations involving activities on campus.

EH&S Fire & Life Safety educates the UW campus in fire protection, safety, and awareness. This is executed through various channels including annual fire alarm / evacuation drills, posting building specific evacuation route maps, and hands-on fire extinguisher training. Fire & Life Safety strives to meet the standards of the code by inspecting fire extinguishers on a monthly and annual basis. We also inspect and test our fire suppression systems and emergency shower and eyewash stations on a semi-annual basis.

Fire Protection

  • Fire Alarm Detection System
  • Fire Protection Impairment Program
  • Fire Suppression Systems
  • Hot Work
  • Kitchen Hood Requirements
  • Water-Based Fire Protection Systems

Fire Prevention

  • Bonding and Grounding
  • Candles
  • Combustible Storage and Fueled Equipment
  • Common University Fire Code Violations
  • Extension Cords and Relocatable Power Taps
  • Grilling Requirements
  • Laboratory Use of Refrigerators/Freezers

Emergency Preparedness

  • Exit & Evacuation
  • Shower & Eyewash Stations