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. Visit the Office of Campus Safety for more Safety Resources & Services for students, faculty, and staff.

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Request Evacuation Training

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Fire Extinguisher Training Classes

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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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Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizers and Fire Safety

In light of the COVID-19 healthcare crisis, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds; especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose. But if soap and water are not available, the CDC recommends using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (AHBS) with at least 60% alcohol can help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. How does the use of AHBSs impact fire safety, click here to learn more.

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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.