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, and ADA needs evaluations. 

Fire Prevention Plan

PSU's Fire Prevention Plan describes basic fire prevention policies and procedures that apply across campus.  

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.

ADA and Emergencies


Fire Prevention Coordinator
Portland State University
Phone: 503-725-4325
Fax: 503-725-4329