The Office of the Fire Marshal

John Higgins, University Fire Marshal
Phone Number: (215) 204-8687

Mission Statement: This office strives to deliver quality professional services to assure a safe environment for the University Community, its patients, visitors and public. It is charged with the prevention, discovery, and correction of safety hazards to its community.

The Fire Marshal's Office is open from 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday. To contact a fire marshal, please call 1-1385 Main Campus, or 2-4702 Health Science Center. A fire marshal can be reached during weekends and non-business hours by calling (215) 204-1234, Temple Police for main campus or (215) 707-4545 for Health Science & Hospital Campus. Please visit the Campus Safety Services website to view the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.
Principal Functions and Responsibilities

Maintain required certification of all fire protection systems fixed and portable

Conduct building inspections for fire and occupational hazards

Serve as the liaison with local building and fire inspectors

Investigate all causes of fire and odor complaints

Administer the Emergency Action Plan

Maintain the Dormitory fire log

Coordinate all elevator safety, modernization, and maintenance

Asbestos identification, control and abatement

Ensure that the University is in compliance with all local fire codes

Conduct fire safety training

Conduct fire drills

Administer Evacuation Procedures

Administer the Fire Prevention Plan

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