- Mon – Fri
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
- Key Contact
- Jack Silva
- 401 454-6484
- What-Cheer Garage & Studios
- 160 Benefit Street
Facilities, working in conjunction with the departments of Public Safety and Environmental Health and Safety, is responsible for RISD’s Fire/Life Safety Program.
Under the direction of Bruce Jensen, Plumbing and Electrical Supervisor, RISD electricians maintain all building fire safety equipment including fire alarm panels, smoke and fire detectors, emergency lighting devices and fire extinguishers.
Fire safety inspections are conducted with RISD’s building insurance carrier on a periodic basis and fire safety equipment is inspected quarterly by an outside firm. Fire code consultants provide advice and direction as needed.
The Department of Public Safety walks through campus buildings on a daily basis inspecting for fire safety issues such as blocked egress and propped doors.
The EHS Department is charged with ensuring that fire drills are conducted in dormitories at least once a semester and providing training in fire and life safety issues.
The Fire + Life Safety committee meets on a monthly basis. We welcome your comments or suggestions and encourage you to contact us at 454-6485. If you would like to report any issues via email you may do so at workorders.risd.edu.
StaffJack Silva Vice President of Campus Services 401 454-6480 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bruce Jensen Electric-Plumbing Supervisor 401 709-8594 Electrical/Plumbing/Fire Life Safety