Towson University's Fire Safety Program is administered by EHS staff who are deputized State Fire Marshals. The program ensures that campus fire safety policies and procedures (evacuation plans, fire permits, fire prevention, impairment policy, fire watch procedures, decorations policy, etc.) and building's life safety systems (fire alarms/strobes/pull stations, extinguishers, suppression equipment, etc.) are maintained in compliance with all applicable state fire codes and university safety policies. This entails reviewing building renovation or new construction plans for compliance with fire codes and local ordinances; inspecting all campus facilities including fire extinguishers, fire pumps, standpipes, fire alarm and sprinkler systems; investigating fires and fire alarms; conducting fire exit drills every semester in all campus facilities; providing educational programs on fire safety, reporting evacuation and fire safety inspection results to Residence Life staff; distributing written fire safety literature to the campus community; installing evacuation procedures on all dormitory room doors; issuing hot works and fire permits; coordinating all fire work displays with the State Fire Marshal (SFM) and the Baltimore County Fire Department (BCFD), and identifying evacuation procedures for individuals with disabilities.
Fire Safety Documents:
- Decorations Policy
- Dorm Safety 101
- Off-campus Move-in Guide and Safety Tips
- Fire Emergency Policy
- Fire On Campus Brochure
- Fire Watch Policy and Procedures
- Impairment Policy for Fire Protection Systems
- Non-Residential (Academic and Administrative) Building Evacuation Plan
- Residence Hall Emergency Evacuation Plan
Crowd Management Training:
An on-line course provided in cooperation of the state, county and municipal fire marshals within the State of Maryland. Please forward a copy of the completion certificate to the Department of Environmental Health and Safety.
Environmental Health & Safety
7400 York Road Building, Suite 301
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Phone: (410) 704-2949
Fax: (410) 704-2993