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Fire and Life Safety

Fire and life safety programs at Portland State University create and maintain a fire safe environment for faculty, staff and students. This is done through regular fire inspections with the 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. It is because of this long duration between inspections that PSU’s Fire & Life Safety Officer conducts ongoing inspections of all PSUs buildings through the year 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 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 Prepardness

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

ADA and Emergencies


Fire Prevention Manager
Portland State University 
Phone: 503-725-3738
Fax: 503-725-4329