Environmental Health and Safety

Fire Safety

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) performs numerous services for fire and building safety that are required by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the New York State Education Department, the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC), the Town of Ithaca Building and Zoning Department, and other regulatory bodies. Numerous inspections and tests, as well as routine maintenance, must be completed to ensure that all campus buildings are safe and that fire protection and detection systems are operative.

To accomplish this, we perform a myriad of services for the campus community:

Emergency Response

  • Fire and fire alarm emergencies
  • Emergency medical and first-aid treatment

Inspections

  • Monthly building safety inspections
  • Annual fire safety inspections of buildings as prescribed by the state OFPC

Testing

  • Electrical outlet wiring
  • Fire alarms
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire hydrants
  • Smoke detector sensitivity
  • Sprinklers
  • Sprinkler pump flow

Training

  • Quarterly fire drills
  • Training of students and employees on fire safety