Fire Safety Education
When a fire breaks out to you know what to do? Where is the nearest exit and how do I get to it? These questions ask do you have and exit strategy for not only your residence but any venue you attend. It is imperative that you know what steps to take before the fire alarm sounds to ensure your safety. That is why the Texas State Fire Marshal’s office has developed Have an Exit Strategy. Click the image below to assist you in developing your own exit strategies or contact the Baylor Fire Safety Specialist
for assistance in developing your strategy.
Fire Protection Systems
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.
Fire Extinguisher Training
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.