The Tufts Fire Safety Office staff conducts fire prevention inspections in the academic and administrative buildings on a regular schedule throughout the calendar year. The inspectors check the common areas, stairways, utility rooms, storage rooms and the exterior of the building for issues that could threaten the life safety of the occupants.
Some of the life safety issues that the inspectors repeatedly encounter are:
The Tufts Fire Marshal’s office is staffed week days by current or retired career fire fighters who have many years of combined fire service experience. In addition to the Fire Marshals, the office employs Student Fire Safety Inspectors. When violations are found, the inspector documents the violation and contacts the person responsible for corrective action and if necessary a work order is submitted to Facilities. A follow-up inspection is conducted to ensure that the violations have been rectified. Any serious, potential life threatening issues are addressed and corrected immediately. The local fire departments also conduct fire prevention inspections as part of their duties.