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Fire and Life Safety

Fire and life safety programs at Portland State University are created to maintain a safe working and living environment for faculty, staff, students and visitors. This is done through regular fire inspections in coordination with the city fire marshal’s office, emergency evacuation planning, work place safety evaluations, ADA needs evaluations, and Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs). 

Fire Inspections

PSU buildings are scheduled for general inspections in two (2) year intervals by the Portland Fire Marshal’s Office, based on hazard type.  Because of the long duration between the city's scheduled inspections, PSU’s Fire Prevention Manager conducts annual inspections of all PSU's properties, in an effort to maintain Fire and Life safety code compliance.

You can do your part by keeping your work place clutter free and fire safe. Some of the most common violations can be avoided through prevention.

Emergency Evacuation Plans

Every building on campus has unique needs and requires its own emergency plan. Visit the Evacuation Warden page to learn more about evacuation plans.  

For more emergency planning resources, visit PSU Emergency Management.

Fire Safety Evaluation

If you have questions about fire safety or are concerned about your work place safety, please contact EHS/Fire Prevention Manager for an evaluation.  

Watch College Fire Survival 101 for ideas and plans related to campus fire safety. 

AED Program

The PSU AED Program was created to support the AEDs located in many PSU buildings.   For more information on this program, including locations and liability rules, click here.

Disaster Preparedness

For recommendations on what to include in a basic disaster prepardness kit, click here. Visit the Red Cross Plan & Prepare and Ready.gov websites for more disaster prepardness information.

ADA and Emergencies

Contact:

Fire Prevention Manager
Portland State University
EHS-group@pdx.edu 
Phone: 503-725-4325
Fax: 503-725-4329