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Office of the Fire Marshal & Emergency Management
The Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for: managing the University's compliance with the State Fire Prevention Code and other applicable fire safety laws and standards; providing fire safety education and training; investigating all fires that occur on University property; and performing plan review and construction inspections. Life safety is the primary objective of the fire safety program. UMD Fire Marshals are delegated fire prevention and investigation authority by the Maryland State Fire Marshal.
Programs include: fire exit drills; fire safety education f or students, faculty, and staff; fire inspections of campus buildings and public assembly events, emergency procedure planning and training, fire data analysis, code consultation, general fire safety issue consultation, coordination and issuance of required permits, fire/arson investigations.
The Fire Marshal's Office provides construction plan review and associated inspection services for structures owned or operated by the University of Maryland, on property owned by University of Maryland, and for campuses served by the UMD Service Center (includes Bowie State University, UMES, Salisbury University, Universities at Shady Grove, UMUC, Frostburg State University). Projects and facilities are designed and constructed in accordance with the State Fire Prevention Code, the Maryland Building Performance Standards, and other applicable regulations. UMD projects are also designed in accordance with the Design Criteria and Facilities Standards (DCFS) Manual.
Life Safety Systems
Life safety systems (fire alarms, sprinklers, fire extinguishers, and generators) are serviced by Facilities Management Operations and Maintenance Life Safety Systems. To report problems call the Customer Response Center at (301) 405-2222.
- Annual Fire Safety Report
- Explosives Laws
- Fire on Campus - includes information on what to do if there is a fire, surviving building fires and preventing fires.
- Winter Holiday Safety Tips
- Holiday Fire Safety Pamphlet
- Guidelines for the Use of Tents
- Hot Work Permit Frequently Asked Questions
- Watch the Get Out and Stay Alive Student Housing and Fire Survival video now.
- Laboratory Fire Safety Training
- Campus Firewatch
- Center for Campus Fire Safety
- College Park Volunteer Fire Department
- FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
- Fire Safety Tips
- Fire Safe Student Housing: A Guide for Campus Housing Administrators
- Fire Protection Engineering University of Maryland
- Maryland State Fire Marshal blog
- National Fire Protection Association
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
- United States Fire Administration