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Welcome! Whether your role is faculty member, staff, student, or visitor to Tufts University, each person has a personal vision and mission they are seeking to achieve. Additionally, each person is likely to have many other people in their lives – who are impacted by that vision and mission in some manner. Fires and other threats can suddenly cause injuries (or worse), property loss, and other forms of major setback to your personal mission.

The Fire Safety Office contributes to the goal of “safeguarding your mission” in support of the Tufts community, the university mission and YOUR goals as well. The Fire Safety Office duties include fire and building code enforcement and related support services, investigation of fires and related hazards, and the supervision of fire and life safety systems for all of the university’s academic, administrative and residential buildings on all campuses.

The Fire Safety Office staff presents fire safety awareness and educational programs, and conducts semi-annual fire drills in residential buildings. The Fire Safety Office delivers its mission primarily via the 3 E’s of fire safety: Education, Engineering, and Enforcement of fire safety related services and policies.

SIMPLE STEPS to protect yourself and your mission.

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Contact Us
Fire Safety
419 Boston Avenue
Medford, MA 02155To Report a Fire : Call 911

For all other matters:
(617) 627-2745

Prevent fire incidents from happening to you by taking precautions to avoid the following:

  • Unattended/careless use of candles. Never leave candles burning unattended.  Keep candles inside a one foot circle of safety, free from decorations and other combustibles.
  • Combustible materials too close to a heat source.  Clothing and furnishings must not be placed closer than 3 feet from any portable space heater.  Oil filled, radiated space heaters are the safest to use.
  • Unattended cooking.  Cooking equipment is involved in over 100,000 home fires each year. Stay in the kitchen when you are grilling, frying or broiling food.  Watch what you heat.
  • Improper/careless disposal of smoking materials.  If you must smoke, smoke outside and make sure smoking materials are fully extinguished and disposed of in a metal container.