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
617.496.7168

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?

There are several specific causes for fires on in on- and off-campus college housing, including cooking, candles, smoking and overloaded power strips. For most students, the last fire safety training they received was in grade school, but with new independence comes new responsibilities. It is important that both off-campus and on-campus students know their fire risks and prevention actions that could save their lives.