Students Fire Up the Fire Safety Fair

September 14, 2017

More than 200 students and a couple dozen employees learned how to extinguish a fire at the annual Fire Safety Fair in the Pit on Wednesday, September 13.

Fire Safety Fair, Sept. 13

September 12, 2017

Put out a fire at the 8th annual Fire Safety Fair, Wednesday, September 13, at the Pit. Put out a fire using a real fire extinguisher and your reward will be a sub from Jersey Mike’s and some ice cream from Carolina Dining Services.

Open Flame Policy

September 1, 2017

All open flames are prohibited in the exterior spaces of the University, with a few exceptions that are subject to approval.

EHS Fire Safety Training Highlight of Week of Welcome

August 24, 2017

Each year the EHS Fire Safety Team trains over a thousand students, faculty and staff how to safely use a fire extinguisher, including a popular event in the Pit during Week of Welcome activities.

False Alarms are no Laughing Matter

April 2, 2017

False fire alarms aren’t just a nuisance in your workday, they can also be detrimental to human behavior and costly to the university. Did you know that, last fiscal year the Chapel Hill Fire Department responded to 240 calls that … Continued

8000 Extinguishers are Ready to Go!

April 2, 2017

Have you noticed that there is a new tag hanging on your fire extinguisher?  Each year, UNC Fire Safety inspects over 8000 fire extinguishers, both on and off campus. We are constantly working to enhance the University fire extinguisher program.  … Continued

What can Fire Safety do for you?

April 2, 2017

The Fire Safety Team at UNC does more than just fire drills, fire alarm tests, and fire extinguisher maintenance! Did you know: Interested in joining the Fire Safety team as an emergency coordinator? Contact Kitty Lynn ( for more information!

Congratulations to Emily Powell!

December 15, 2016

Congratulations to EHS Fire Safety Professional, Emily Powell, who won a $400 scholarship to attend the Campus Fire Safety & Risk Management Annual Conference. The scholarship covers Emily’s attendance along with conference registration for one of her colleagues. Emily was … Continued

Do You Need an Emergency Coordinator Vest?

January 27, 2016

If you are the emergency coordinator or monitor for your building or department, and you need a safety vest, provide the following (vests may need to be a size larger than shirt size):

Shelter in Place

January 27, 2016

At the University of North Carolina, we are located in Wind Zone III which is considered to be a High Risk location. From June 1 to November 30, an emergency plan should be in place. A tornado is a violently … Continued