The Office of Safety and Security at UNE is responsible for fire safety administration. As a general rule, please follow the guidelines below:

  • Please help keep hallways and corridors clear.
  • Do not block fire extinguishers or fire alarm pull stations.
  • Keep all electrical panels clear by a minimum of 36 inches.
  • Leave the building immediately in the event of a fire alarm.
  • Become familiar with emergency muster points for the buildings that you occupy. This information can be found in the Clery Report on the Safety and Security website.
  • Do not park in fire lanes on campus and make sure all exterior entrances to buildings are unobstructed to allow access for emergency services.
  • Do not leave microwave ovens, coffee makers, toasters and small appliances unattended when in use.
  • Mechanical spaces, attics, spaces below raised floors, and spaces required for building service and access may not be used for storage of any kind unless constructed for that purpose.

Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers are serviced annually through Facilities Management. If you have a fire extinguisher that needs to be serviced, please place a Facilities work order with Carpentry to have it replaced or evaluated.

Space Heaters

Facilities Management must be contacted if the heating system is incapable of meeting temperature standards or if a space heater is to be used to offset excessive air-cooling in the surrounding area. State regulations require that the University follow ASHRAE Standard 90.1, disallowing simultaneous heating and cooling in the same space for the sole purpose of achieving comfort. It is prudent to report excessive cooling below the summertime temperature standard so staff can make adjustments.

Space heaters are discouraged in campus buildings as they are both a fire safety risk and a high energy user. We require that all such units be approved by Facilities Management before they are first operated. To be approved for use, a space heater must meet the following four specifications: (1) be UL approved, (2) elements must be protected from physical contact, (3) be tilt-proof (when tipped over, heater goes off), and (4) be thermostat-controlled. Liquid fueled space heaters (e.g., kerosene heaters), are strictly prohibited.

Scheduling a fire drill or fire extinguisher training

If you would like to schedule a fire drill for your building or need fire extinguisher training, please contact the UNE Office of Safety and Security.