Duties & Mission
Fire Safety, now a division of the Department of Environmental Health and Safety, takes a proactive approach to the University's safety. The responsibilities of this division are numerous, but all end with the common goal of protecting students,
The Fire Safety Program is responsible for planning and administering the University's fire prevention and life safety inspection programs. This includes review of all new building construction and renovations to insure compliance with University fire protection standards and applicable state, local, and national fire and life safety standards. In addition, this function is responsible for investigating the causes of fires, explosions, chemical hazards, accidents and related emergencies. Based on the investigations, personnel of this function recommend changes to effect better safety standards and to reduce reoccurrence of such accidents.
Fire inspections are conducted every week. Each building gets walked through looking for fire and other safety hazards. Also, fire exit drills are conducted in University buildings. The purpose of these drills is to assure that the University is as safe as possible, and, if an emergency does occur, everyone is familiar with what actions to take. The first week of October is National Fire Prevention week and observed at the University.
Disposal and storage of Hazardous Materials falls under the Fire Safety realm. Material Safety Data Sheets are kept by the University and are accessible to all employees, every day, for review. Fire Safety also has all of the University Health and Safety policies and maintains the emergency call boxes located throughout the University grounds.
Fire Safety is committed to the preservation, as well as the improvement of the quality of life of the University. The Division will exceed professional standards and expectations, and take the necessary actions to provide a safer University. This is done through a proactive safety plan coupled with the understanding that the students, faculty and staff are our greatest customers and deserve nothing less than the highest in protection and service. The Division is committed to providing the utmost in service excellence through the talents and commitment of our people, who we are.
Safety and Transportation
470 Allied Drive
Conway, SC 29526