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Fire Safety

This area is responsible for the day to day Fire Safety of 43 buildings on the Rhode Island College campus. We also oversee all fire safety inspections and questions or concerns relative to the new Rhode Island Fire Safety Code. Our campus rests in Providence and North Providence and the Providence Fire Department responds to all box alarms on campus.

Fire Safety Facts

  • All fire alarm systems and sprinkler systems and their components are the responsibility of the fire safety technician. Testing is accomplished through the use of an outside vendor scheduled through this office on a quarterly basis.
  • All fire suppression systems and their components are the responsibility of the fire safety technician. Testing is accomplished through the use of an outside vendor scheduled through this office on a bi-annual basis.
  • All fire extinguishers are checked and monitored for compliance. An outside vendor completes the actual testing and refilling through this office on annual basis.
  • All fire safety complaints by faculty, staff and students are investigated and resolved. We work very closely with the State Fire Marshal's Office and they are available at any time.

Fire Safety Information

Rubbish, Fire Safety, and a Gimlet Eye
A brochure from 60 years ago urges good housekeeping as a fire deterrent

NFPA Journal®, March/April 2009
By Kathleen Robinson

Today’s Coffee Break Training, Means of Egress Components, describes the three elements that make up the means of egress.  Your Coffee Break can be downloaded from Adobe PDFOutside Linkhttp://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/coffee-break/cb_fp_2009_12.pdf.

Contact

David Benevides
Trade and Fire Safety Manager
(401) 456-4747
(401) 456-8262 (Main Office)
dbenevides@ric.edu

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Page last updated: September 26, 2012