Fire Safety

Overview

Fire safety is an important area of concern for Trinity University. The goal of the fire safety program is to provide faculty, staff, students and visitors with the safest possible environment, free from potential fire hazards and hazardous conditions This goal is accomplished by (1) conducting monthly fire safety inspections of all University buildings, (2) increasing the fire safety awareness of employees and students by conducting periodic training on basic fire safety, and (3) conducting third party fire safety audits via our insurance consortia.

Fire Safety Inspections

Regarding Fire Safety Inspections, fire and life safety features of the buildings shall be in compliance with all applicable standards of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the City of San Antonio Fire Department. The Department of Environmental Health & Safety conducts fire extinguisher inspections of all University buildings at least once a month.  Some buildings may be inspected more frequently, as may be deemed necessary by the Director of Environmental Health & Safety.

Residence Halls

Residence Halls are covered by a fire alarm system which is monitored 24 hours/day, seven days/week. Ensuring the safety of our students that live on campus is paramount.

Residence life staff receive intensive and comprehensive fire safety training at the beginning of each academic year. 

Content of training provided:

  • University Fire Prevention Policy and Rules
  • What action to take if a fire is discovered
  • Building Evacuation Assembly Areas and Personnel Accounting Procedures
  • Fire Extinguisher Operation and Hands-On Demonstration

Annual Fire Safety Report

The Trinity University Annual Fire Safety Report is published each year to provide fire statistics and information in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security. 

Annual Fire Safety Report