Fire Safety on Campus

TTU Fire Marshal's OfficeSince January 2000, the Center for Campus Fire Safety data shows 83 fatal fires claiming 120 lives on college campuses, in Greek housing and off-campus housing within three miles of the campus.

Since October 6-12 is National Fire Prevention Week, the Texas Tech Fire Marshal’s Office is taking the opportunity to remind the university community about fire safety and fire prevention.

While Texas Tech relies on the Lubbock Fire Department to respond to fire alarms on campus, the university has a Fire Marshal’s Office that is charged with coordinating emergency responses and overseeing fire safety measures.

Each residence hall and academic building on campus is equipped with fire alarm systems. The fire marshal conducts fire drills three times each semester in every residence hall so that students and staff will know how to exit the building safely in the event of a fire.

The office also conducts inspections of all university facilities and reviews construction plans for all new and remodel projects to insure fire safety standards are met.

The fire marshal also offers training in fire extinguisher use, evacuation training and general fire safety. For more information, or to schedule training, contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at (806) 742-1045, or email walter.james@ttu.edu or andy.lawson@ttu.edu.

Tomorrow, Safety@TTU looks at why it is important to develop an exit plan for your home. On Wednesday, we’ll take a look at the most dangerous place in your home when it comes to fires–your kitchen.

Thank you for participating in Safety@TTU. Please send any questions or feedback to safety@ttu.edu.

This information is not exhaustive and should not be construed as containing all the necessary compliance, safety, or warning information available. Please make sure you consult with EH&S or appropriate supervisors for all safety information and procedures.

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