Fire Prevention Plan
OSHA's Fire Prevention Plan regulation, found at 29 CFR 1910.38, 29 CFR 1926.24 and Subpart F requires a written plan that contains specific program elements. This plan addresses fire emergencies that could possibly occur on the campus of BYU-Idaho.
This Fire Prevention Plan is intended to provide pertinent information to students and employees of the university to promote the reduction of the possibility of fires and to specify the type of equipment to use in case of fire. This plan addresses the following issues:
- Major university fire hazards and proper handling and storage procedures.
- Potential ignition sources for fires and their control procedures.
- The type of fire protection equipment or systems which can control a fire involving them.
- Personnel responsible for maintenance of equipment and systems installed to prevent or control ignition of fires and for control of fuel source hazards.
Under this plan, students and employees will be informed of the plan's purpose, preferred means of reporting fires and other emergencies, types of evacuations to be used in various emergency situations, and the alarm system. The plan is closely tied to our emergency action plan where procedures are described for emergency escape route assignments, accounting for all employees after emergency evacuation has been completed, and rescue and medical duties for those employees who perform them. Please see the emergency action plan for this information.
The university safety office has overall responsibility for the plan. The written program is posted on the safety office web page and can be accessed from the main university web site by clicking on "students" or "employees" and then in the "services" columns, clicking on "safety office"; or a paper copy of the plan can be obtained from the safety office, located in Rigby Hall room 160 during normal business hours.
The FPP communicates to employees, policies and procedures to follow when fires erupt. This written plan is available, upon request, to employees, their designated representatives, and any OSHA officials who ask to see it.
If after reading this program, you find that improvements can be made, please contact the safety office at 496-2481or at Rigby hall room 160. All suggestions are encouraged because the university is committed to the success of the emergency action plan. Clear understanding, safe behavior, and involvement in the program from every level of the university is the objective of the safety office.