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 ...

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...

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?

In-person Training

At least two weeks prior to desired date of training class:

Contact Facilities Services (510-642-1032) to make arrangements for site set-up. Contact Fire Prevention Division at or (510) 642-3073 to schedule, and advise where you would like training to occur (to determine any safety considerations). Day prior to event: Confirm...

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 Drawings (50%, 90%, etc., as agreed upon with Project Manager) Construction Documents (50%, 90%, etc., as agreed upon with...

Recharge Services

Set up my recharge account?

  1. Log into Services Recharge System (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