Fire/Life Safety

Facilities, working in conjunction with the departments of Public Safety and Environmental Health and Safety, is responsible for RISD’s Fire/Life Safety Program.

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 and 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