About Fire & Life Safety


The Fire & Life Safety program supports the mission of EH&S by ensuring compliance with the International Code Council (ICC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and State Fire Marshal’s office, as well as, maintaining and inspecting fire & life safety systems and equipment for all the Mississippi State University locations.  The Fire & Life program provides services to all MSU buildings, this includes the inspections of fire suppression equipment, fire alarm systems, egress and emergency lighting, and facility safety reviews.

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Fire Codes & Standards

Mississippi State University is governed by the State Fire Marshal’s Office. The mission of the State Fire Marshal’s Office is to foster, promote and develop ways and means of protecting life and property from fire and related perils through direct action and coordination with Mississippi fire and law enforcement services.

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Equipment & Operations

Fire safety equipment is present in all buildings on campus. The specific type of fire safety equipment varies building by building.

Fire Safety Equipment

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Facility Safety Reviews

Facility safety reviews are conducted annually for all buildings on campus in accordance with MSU Policy OP 79.10. The purpose of the facility safety review is to ensure the safety of facilities located on campus.

Facility Safety Reviews

Hot Work Information

Welding and other hot work is governed by Chapter 35 in the International Fire Code. Any work on campus that will produce sparks, or an open flame will require a hot work permit.

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Fire & Life Safety Training

We offer live Fire & Life Safety Classes. Please see them by clicking below.

Fire & Life Safety Training