Environmental Health and Safety

Fire Safety

The EHS Department is responsible for providing a fire safety program for the Union College community, visitors and public through compliance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), New York State and City of Schenectady fire codes.

The EHS fire safety program includes the following activities:

  • Campus fire drills
  • Fire alarm & sprinkler system inspections
  • Issue permits for campfires, hot work, fire system impairments, theatrical indoor/outdoor flame effects, fireworks
  • Inspect buildings for fire safety compliance
  • Inspect and coordinate fire extinguisher maintenance and service
  • Respond to fire alarm activations
  • Provide fire safety and fire extinguisher training
  • Accompany regulatory inspectors