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.

tim guichard

Plans Examiner (Construction Inspector)
Fire Prevention
Construction Safety
Building Plans
Plan Review

UC Berkeley Toxic, Corrosive and Pyrophoric (TCP) Gas Program Document

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2021

UC Berkeley has a Toxic, Corrosive and Pyrophoric (TCP) Gas Program that specifies minimum requirements for safe storage, use, and handling of Toxic, Corrosive and Pyrophoric (TCP) gases on campus. The Office of Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) coordinates this program by performing evaluations of toxic, corrosive and pyrophoric gas usage and offering technical advice on the requirements of the program.

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...

Labs and Research

Providing support, in the form of risk assessment, review, consultation(link sends e-mail), training, and the necessary resources and guidance for research at UC Berkeley.

Workplace Safety

California state regulations require every employer to establish, implement and maintain an effective Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). In August 2017, the University adopted a campuswide Workplace Safety Program that serves as the University’s central IIPP for creating a safe and healthful work environment. Having one program for the whole University helps to improve access, consistency, and usability across all departments. EH&S is the responsible department for overseeing the campuswide Workplace Safety Program. The campus Workplace Safety Program is based on the Injury...

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...

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

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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 fireprevention@berkeley.edu.

If you have any questions, please contact fireprevention@berkeley.edu.

Helpful Resources...

Fire Alarms and Sprinklers

Fire Alarm Systems

When a fire alarm system activates, everyone is required by law to leave the building immediately.

Do NOT carry your bike or any other large object down the stairs, as this will impede the timely egress of others. Close your door as you leave. This will protect your room/office from smoke and fire as well as provide protection from theft. Tampering with a fire alarm system or rendering it ineffective is a crime. Do not cover or remove a smoke or heat detector.

Virtually all buildings on the UC Berkeley Campus have a fire alarm...