Fire Safety Overview
Fires can have a devastating impact on LSCS resources. Staff resources, as well as physical resources such as labs and lab notes, library collections and classroom space are critical elements of the LSCS teaching mission.
If these spaces are damaged by fire or are otherwise rendered unusable, the mission of LSCS is threatened. Fires occur on campuses across the United States every day. Every employee and student at LSCS should be aware of the fire hazards of a large teaching institution.
Standards and regulations written by the Texas State, City of Houston, Harris County, and Montgomery County Fire Marshal Offices, and by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) identifying topics that employees should be familiar with in respect to the prevention of fires and what to do when there is a fire. Supervisors are responsible for providing the information employees need to reduce the risk of fire in their work location and to know what to do if there is a fire.
Fire Safety Planning & Procedures
- Request a copy of your campus Fire Safety Plan information.
- Post emergency numbers near all telephones.
- Post emergency instructions and evacuation routes in conspicuous locations. Mark safe routes, alternate routes and refuge or safe areas.
- Know all the building exit routes. Keep exit routes clear.
- Volunteer to serve as a Fire Warden or Buddy.
- Attend Fire Safety Training.
- Participate in fire exit drills.
Office of Emergency Management