is required by the Pubic Employees Occupational Safety
and Health Act (PEOSHA) to develop and implement a Fire
Prevention Plan and an Emergency Action Plan meeting
the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.38 (a) and (b). Copies
of the plans are reproduced in this electronic format
for your reference. All employees must adhere to and
be familiar with the requirements of each plan.
authority of the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety,
The Rutgers University Department of Emergency Services'
Fire Safety Division is charged with the responsibility
of enforcing the provisions of New Jersey Uniform Fire
Code, and is the authority having jurisdiction with
respect to fire safety regulations, policies and procedures.
The Fire Safety Division is staffed with State certified
fire inspectors who regularly inspect all University
premises to assure compliance with fire safety regulations,
test fire protection systems and equipment, and conduct
employee training programs to familiarize staff with
fire hazards and procedures to be followed in an emergency.
Furthermore, employees are apprised of the fire hazards
of the materials and processes with which they work
during state-mandated Right-to-know training.
July 1, 1994, by action of the Rutgers Board of Governors,
smoking is prohibited in all University buildings and
within University-owned motor vehicles, thus eliminating
the health and fire hazard associated with the use of
system for control of welding and cutting is in place
within the Facilities organization to control this potential
fire hazard. All other hazards are regulated through
the inspection procedures.
out Hot Work Permit Program
Fire Extinguishers and
buildings are equipped with fire extinguishers in accordance
with the requirements of the construction and/or fire
safety codes. Employees are not expected to utilize
these devices nor are they trained in their use due
to the danger of their personal safety, which would
result from attempting to extinguish a fire. Many buildings
are protected by automatic sprinkler systems and others
are provided with fire standpipe systems. All major
buildings are equipped with automatic fire detection
and alarm systems, which are constantly, monitored at
the respective University Police Department stations.
Special hazards, such as chemical storage, high voltage
electrical, cooking, spray painting and computer installations
are protected by fixed suppression systems in addition
to the aforementioned types of built-in protection.
There are no fire hoses for building occupant use located
in any University building; only fire hose connections
for fire department use exist.
Fire Safety Inspections
Fire Safety Division is staffed by a supervising Fire
Safety Inspector, Fire Safety Specialists, a Fire Officer
and a fire alarm system Specialist.
inspections generate formal, written Notices of Violation,
which are issued to the individual responsible for the
correction of an observed fire hazard. Reinspections
are established and are conducted. There is a process
that is followed for granting extensions of time for
hazard abatement, as well as handling uncorrected cited
protection systems are inspected at the frequencies
required by the Uniform Fire Code. These include automatic
sprinkler systems, standpipe systems, fixed suppression
systems, fire alarm systems, emergency power generators,
fire pumps, fire extinguishers and fire hydrants.
Safety Division is empowered, by New Jersey Regulation,
to order the abatement of cited fire hazards, to assess
penalties for non-compliance, and to issue punitive
closing notices and vacate buildings where uncorrected