Fire Safety Links

Texas State Fire Marshal — The Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office has code enforcement jurisdiction for The University of Texas at Austin campus and all state owned buildings, and FPS works with them to ensure new buildings comply with applicable codes and to develop compliance solutions for existing buildings.

Austin Fire Department — The Austin Fire Department (AFD) has fire suppression responsibility for The University of Texas at Austin campus, and its units function as first responders during medical emergencies and assist paramedics with patient care and support. AFD also responds to hazardous materials incidents, motor vehicle accidents, and a variety of other emergencies.

Austin-Travis County EMS — Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services is the primary provider for medical rescue within Austin and Travis County. An Austin-Travis County EMS medical unit responds to any medical emergency on campus that notifies 9-1-1.

The Center for Campus Fire Safety — The Center for Campus Fire Safety (CCFS) Web site provides a place for those interested in campus fire safety to share ideas and learn from their peers. CCFS publishes the monthly newsletter “Campus Firewatch” and their site has a number of reports available for download.

National Fire Protection Association — The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a private, non-profit organization that serves as the world’s leading advocate of fire prevention. NFPA is an authoritative source on public safety, and develops and publishes NFPA Standard 101: The Life Safety Code, which is the safety standard adopted by the Texas State Fire Marshal’s office for use in state buildings. Their Web site is an excellent resource on fire safety and fire prevention principles.

U.S. Fire Administration — The U.S. Fire Administration is a division of the Department of Homeland Security whose mission is to reduce losses of life and property due to fire-related emergencies. Their Web site contains a host of statistics, publications, and useful links, and is a great resource for learning more about fire safety.

Firehouse Magazine — Firehouse Magazine was developed by a retired firefighter for the use of firefighters and fire safety buffs. The magazine’s Web site includes news about fire incidents from around the nation, placing a focus on fire suppression and rescue operations. It is the resource to turn to for up-to-date information about what is going on in the U.S. fire prevention and protection industry.