The Risk Management Office provides Fire Safety services to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors through the interpretation of fire protection codes and standards and the application of fire engineering principles. Our office provides training, reviews building plans, conducts building life safety inspections, and ensures the maintenance and inspection of building protection systems.   

For assistance with Fire Safety issues, contact Joe Surber  at 294-3403

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It's easy to remember how to use a fire extinguisher if
you can remember the acronym PASS,
which stands for Pull, Aim, Squeeze, and Sweep 

Pull the pin. This will allow you
to discharge the extinguisher. 
Aim at the base of the fire.
If you aim at the flames,
(which is frequently the temptation),
the extinguishing agent will fly right
through and do no good. You want to
hit the fuel.  
  Squeeze the top handle or lever.
This depresses a button that releases the
pressurized extinguishing agent in the

Sweep from side to side until the fire is
completely out. Start using the extinguisher
from a safe distance away, then move forward.
Once the fire is out, keep an eye on the
area in case it re-ignites.


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