Welcome to Fire Prevention Services

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Welcome to Fire Prevention Services

The University of Texas at Austin Fire Prevention Services (FPS) office ensures a safe environment for faculty, staff, students and visitors by providing a comprehensive fire prevention program. Our fire safety professionals are charged with monitoring all university buildings for compliance with local and state requirements, and partner with our community stakeholders to perform the inspections and drills necessary for risk reduction and the potential negative repercussions of fire on campus.

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Request Evacuation Training

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Fire Extinguisher Training Classes

Sign up for portable fire extinguisher training online

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Frequently Asked Questions

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2019 Novel Coronavirus Information

Click here for information on preventing respiratory illness at UT.

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FPS On-Campus Operations

Fire Prevention Services (FPS) is operating with a limited campus presence in accordance with social distancing requirements to reduce the public spread of COVID-19. FPS leadership and engineering staff will be working remotely during this time. FPS inspections personnel will be on campus with a modified schedule Monday through Friday. FPS will resume regular building fire inspections beginning in mid-May. Click below for the FPS inspectors schedule.

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Home Fire Safety

Home fires are the #1 cause of fire deaths in the United States. In these challenging times we are all spending more time at home and fire safety may be neglected as a result of additional distractions and stress that we are all experiencing as we collectively combat COVID-19. Fire Prevention Services encourages the UT community to take time to ensure that your homes and families are practicing fire safety and prepared to act in the event of an emergency. Click here to learn more about how to prevent home fires and how to prepare and protect your family in the event of a fire.

Fire Extinguisher Training

Fire Prevention Services educates campus with fire extinguisher training

In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, Fire Prevention Services (FPS) offered a training in the use of fire extinguishers for students, faculty and staff on September 26.

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Fire Loss in the United States During 2018

Fire continues to be a major problem in the United States with thousands of lives lost and billions of dollars in property damage each year. The National Fire Protection Association has recently released their analysis of the US Fire Experience for 2018. Click here to read the report and gain a better understanding of the critical importance of fire prevention in our daily lives.