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The University Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for inspections, plan review, fire safety education and fire investigations for the Norman campus and University owned property outside the campus. 

Descriptions of Duties and Provided Services Include:

FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY INSPECTIONS

 Both new and existing facilities are inspected in accordance with governing codes and standards in order to eliminate hazards and ensure that fixed suppression systems, portable fire extinguishers, detection systems , exit systems and other systems and materials are installed correctly and maintained properly. Any observed fire hazards can be reported to the University Fire Marshal’s Office to investigate. The University Fire Marshal’s Office also conducts other types of inspections such as float inspections, hot work, restricted open flame usage, Greek housing and other specialized inspections as needed.

FIRE SAFETY EDUCATION

Fire extinguisher training classes, along with fire evacuation planning and drills, and general fire safety hazard recognition and fire prevention training are some of the services offered by the University Fire Marshal’s Office.

PLAN REVIEW & CODE INTERPRETATION

The University Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for ensuring that applicable fire and life safety codes and standards are addressed in all campus projects involving both new construction and remodels. This includes review of plan submittals and the issuance of permits for building construction, suppression systems and detection systems.

FIRE INVESTIGATIONS

Any fire in progress, observed smoke, burning or noxious odors should be immediately reported to the University Emergency Number (9-1-1). All fire incidents should be reported to the University Fire Marshal’s Office (405-325-2981) for investigation.

DECORATIONS AND FLOATS

The University Fire Marshal has developed an informational brochure dealing with decorations and another brochure about floats. A memorandum concerning holiday decorations is usually circulated shortly after the Thanksgiving holiday. Copies of these brochures can be accessed in Forms and Permits section. Additional information should be requested from the Fire Marshal (405-325-2981 or fire@ou.edu).


Left to right: Nathan Fisher, Justin Daniels, Jeremy Oxenford, Chase Abbott