Fire Safety

Providing inspections, plan review, and code consultation; serving as a fire protection and life safety resource for all UC Berkeley-owned and occupied buildings.

Fire Safety How Do I:

Schedule a fire drill?

The Fire Prevention Division will contact the Building Coordinator to schedule required fire drills.

If your building does not require an annual fire drill, and you would like to conduct one, please contact

If you have any questions, please contact

Helpful Resources...

Schedule a fire and life safety inspection?

Fire and Life Safety Inspection

For New Construction and Renovation Projects

Visit the Facilities Services Inspections Page and complete the inspection request form. Make sure you select "Fire Marshal" from "Inspection Authority" on the third page.

Purchased or Leased Spaces

Prior to purchase or entering into a lease agreement of space for use by...

Get open flame/cooking or special event permit?

1. A fire permit is required for events with the following conditions:

50 or more people attending Use of space on campus in capacity other than its normal use Use of tents or canopies Tents: Cumulative area greater than 400 sq. feet Canopies: Cumulative area greater than 400 sq. feet Location includes a roadway, pathway or plaza used for access by emergency vehicles Use of any kind of open flame (candles, torches, cooking devices, pyrotechnics) Use of compressed gas cylinders in vendor booths, cooking devices or any other function


Get fire extinguisher training?

Live Fire Extinguisher Trainingehs team member using fire extinguisher on live fire prop

The Office of Environment, Health & Safety is pleased to provide live fire extinguisher training to UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty at no cost.

How to register for Live Fire Extinguisher Training Note: There are currently no Live Fire Extinguisher Training classes scheduled.

The minimum class size is 10,...

Get construction plans reviewed?

Plans Review

Regardless of cost or scope, all construction projects at UC Berkeley require consultation with the Campus Fire Marshal.

The Campus Fire Marshal’s office requires submittal of 100% construction documents for review and final approval with signature. A project manager may elect to submit any or all of the following drawings in earlier design phases for review and comment:

Preliminary Design Drawings

Schematic Design Drawings

Design Development...

Recharge Services

Set up my recharge account?

  1. Log into Recharge (formerly SRS)
  2. Find your department
  3. Click: Create Account for this Organization button
  4. Enter department information
  5. Click: Create button

NOTE: Must create a Project to complete the account set-up process.

Learn more about EH&S Recharge Services.

Campus Policies

Division of Real Estate Project Inspection Coordination