The responsibility of the Fire Safety Officer is to provide oversight and management of the University's Occupational Health and Fire Life Safety programs. The position serves as the departmental lead and point of contact for the Higher Education Opportunity Act, internal and external inquiries involving the occupational health, life safety, and hazard communication to ensure compliance with all applicable local and federal laws and regulations. This position will provide support for the indoor air quality, pollution minimization, hazardous waste disposal programs, and other safety activities, as needed. The position is responsible for responding to, processing and completing service requests from the University community and external stakeholders for various safety services aimed at minimizing risk and reducing institutional losses.
Serves as the University's Fire Marshal and assumes institutional responsibility for all fire and safety programs to comply with NFPA 101requirements. Creates and administers the University's Fire Safety program and maintains documents to support effective program operations and compliance e.g. Higher Education Opportunity Act.
Develops and implements fire protection programs and procedures to ensure employee,student and facility safety in accordance with all city, state and federal fire and life safety codes. Responsible for directing all activities associated with the fire safety programs and assessing fire protection systems and life safety implications in university facilities.
Maintains key program data points including scheduling and conducting fire drills, identifying fire safety hazards and fire safety statistics.
Performs outreach with students and department representatives to develop student and employee fire safety awareness.