Our mission is to ensure the safety of the University of Rhode Island students, personnel and visitors through the interpretation of fire protection codes and standards. In addition, this work unit provides training, oversees fire-safety related and hazardous operations, performs building fire safety inspections and investigates university facilities to ensure that fire risks are minimized.
Fire safety is everyone's responsibility:
The Fire & Life Safety area is responsible for the day to day fire safety of all four campuses. This area covers all fire safety inspections for Dormitories, Fraternities and Sororities plus the Administrative, Academic and Service buildings on all campuses.
|Fire Safety Facts|
|Fire Extinguishers:||All fire extinguishers are checked and monitored for compliance. An outside contractor does the actual testing and refilling. The University has in excess of eight hundred (1,900) fire extinguishers on the four (4) campuses.|
|Sprinkler Systems:||All sprinkler systems and their components are the responsibility of the Department. Testing is accompanied using an outside vendor through this office on a quarterly basis.|
|Safety Complaints:||All safety complaints by staff and/or students are investigated and resolved with the appropriate Department within the University. As required, the controlling outside agency is notified.|
|Emergency Lighting/Battery Backup Systems:||All emergency lighting/battery backup systems are tested every 30 days, with an annual 90 minute test done by the University.|
|Emergency Generator Systems:||All emergency generator systems are tested weekly by the University or by automatic systems.|
Fire & Life Safety
Office: 177 Plains Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Inspection and Code Compliance