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Fire Safety

Baylor University is committed to provide a safe and healthy campus for faculty, staff, students and visitors. The primary objective of the fire safety program is to recognize hazardous conditions and to take appropriate action before such condition results in a fire emergency. This goal is accomplished by:
  • Establishing and conducting annual reviews and updating fire prevention policies.

  • Conducting evacuation fire drills in all on campus residence halls each fall and spring semester.

  • Providing fire extinguisher training to students and staff.

  • Inspecting, testing and maintaining fire protections systems in accordance with federal, state and local standards.

  • Conducting regular fire and safety inspections of Baylor owned properties.

  • Requiring all facilities Hot Work be done by annually trained workers and a Hot Work Permit be issued for work requiring high heat, spark or a flame at any Baylor owned building.

  • Require students to review CL&L guide to community living handbook which outlines all fire safety related requirements.

Waco Fire Department is the authority having jurisdiction for Baylor University and will respond to all fire alarms when contacted by the Baylor Department of Public Safety.

The Fire Safety Specialist position which is part of the Baylor Department of Public Safety is responsible for fire safety of all Baylor owned properties.

Contact the Baylor Fire Safety Specialist

Direct: 710-7468 or
Physical Address: 1521 S. 4th Street Waco, TX 76706
Mailing Address: One Bear Place 97090, Waco, TX 76798


To mitigate the University's fire and life safety risks, a number of policies and permits have been developed. These policies and permits have been formally approved by Baylor University and are available below.

11.1.3A Facility Inspection Policy

11.1.3B Residential Inspection Policy and Procedure

11.1.4 Hot Work Policy

11.1.6 Fire Prevention

11.1.7 Fire Extinguisher Training

11.1.8A Fire and Life Safety Regulations

11.1.8B Residential Fire and Life Safety Regulations

11.1.9 Holiday and Event Decorations Policy

11.1.10 Fireworks and Pyrotechnics

11.1.12 Red Tag Permit Policy

11.1.13 Fire Prevention Memorandum

Grilling Guidelines


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