Fire and Life Safety
and Life Safety division of the Environmental Health and Safety Department is responsible
for the compliance of local fire code and federal building codes in the areas
of fire alarms, fire sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers and building egress.
This EH&S team coordinates fire safety inspections of academic and
residential buildings on and off campus, assists with testing of all fire alarm
and suppression equipment, coordinates activities with the Houston Fire
Marshalls Office for special events and conducts training for faculty, staff
and students in the area of fire safety and the use of portable fire
extinguishers. In addition, the EHS team
reviews plans for new and remodeled construction projects with Facilities
Engineering and Planning, to ensure Rice University facilities continue to be a
safe place to live, work, and study.