Fire Safety

Fire Safety

The prevention of fire in a Harvard building or facility requires the vigilance and care of all building occupants, Building and Facilities Management, Trades personnel, and Contractors.  A critical component is to educate and heighten the awareness of students, staff, and facility managers about the importance of day-to-day fire safety and fire prevention measures.

Department Contact

Sean Reagan
Director of Operations & Compliance Support Services

Department Update

EH&S has developed a simple life safety checklist and reference guide to aid building managers. Steps we can take to help eliminate workplace fires include: don't leave cooking food unattended; cook in authorized areas only; remove damaged electrical cords; outlets, cable, etc.; don't over load outlets/circuits; and monitor combustible objects in unsecured locations.

Did You Know?

On average, an estimated 164,000 cooking fires in residential building occur each year in the United States. Cooking was by far the leading cause of all residential building fires and injuries. In Massachusetts, 94% of all dormitory fires are cooking related.