Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Fire and Life Safety Introduction


The Fire and Life Safety Program contains policies and procedures that, when implemented and maintained, will satisfy the code and legal obligations of Virginia Tech, help satisfy insurance requirements, prevent loss of life, and reduce injury and property damage due to fire and other emergencies.


This program applies to all Virginia Tech properties and to all work performed by Virginia Tech employees regardless of jobsite location.


  • All employees and departments within the university community have a responsibility to assure that work is performed safely and that work areas are maintained in a safe manner.
  • It is recommended that each department assign the duties of "Safety Coordinator" to an individual(s) within the department, and that this person be assigned responsibility for implementing the requirements of this program. Existing departmental safety committees may also be an effective means to implement this program.
  • University policy 1005 requires that departments maintain safe and healthy living, learning, and working environments for faculty, staff, students, and visitors to our campus.