Fire Prevention Plan

A full copy of the Fire Prevention Plan can be requested from the Office of Health and Safety. The purpose of this policy is to outline the fire prevention plan in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations [29 CFR 1910.38(b)].

The George Washington University Fire Prevention Plan addresses fire emergencies that could possibly occur on campus. The plan provides pertinent information to faculty, staff, and students in order to reduce the possibility of fires and to specify the type of equipment to use in the case of a fire. This plan addresses the following issues:

  • Major University fire hazards and proper handling and storage procedures
  • Potential ignition sources for fires and their control procedures
  • The type of fire protection equipment or systems which can control a fire
  • Personnel responsible for maintenance of equipment and systems installed to prevent or control the ignition of fires for control of fuel source hazards

Under this plan, faculty, staff, and students will be informed of the plan's purpose, preferred means of reporting fires and other emergencies, types of evacuations to be used in various emergency situations, and the alarm system. The plan is closely tied to our emergency action plan where procedures are described for emergency escape route assignments, accounting for all employees after emergency evacuation has been completed, and rescue and medical duties for those employees who perform them.

For more information on OSHA requirements, visit the OSHA website.