The Department of Public Safety shall ensure that each piece of fire protection equipment has met the minimum requirements for installation, inspection, testing, and maintenance.
Annual testing and inspections of all fire protection equipment is to be conducted through a designated contracted company. All inspections shall comply with 1998 NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm Code and 1998 NFPA Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.
No one at Baylor University is required to fight a fire as a part of his or her responsibility. However, voluntary use of a fire extinguisher by an employee who is properly trained can save both lives and extensive property loss.
Portable fire extinguishers must be installed in workplaces regardless of other fire fighting measures. The successful performance of a fire extinguisher in a fire situation largely depends on its proper selection, inspection, maintenance, and distribution.