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

Mark Collins
Associate Director of Occupational & Facilities Safety

Department Update

BBQ grilling is fun, but there are fire code restrictions: propane gas grills are not permitted inside or on first floor porches, decks or balconies that are enclosed by a roof/ceiling or other confining material of any building or structure used for habitation. Charcoal and propane grills are limited to ground level only. It's a good idea to keep a fire extinguisher within handy reach!

Did You Know?

Never block sprinklers, fire fighting equipment or emergency exits. Observe clearances when stacking materials. A minimum of 18 inches clearance is required