Fire Safety - NIU - Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety

Fire Safety

Fire Prevention Program

  • Review constructions and renovations of buildings on campus for building and fire code compliance.
  • Conduct building inspections with respect to fire prevention regulations.
  • Coordination of testing and maintenance of campus fire protection systems (fire extinguishers, restaurant hoods, sprinkler systems).
  • Provide training for residence hall personnel.
  • Fire Prevention Program

Hot Work Program

The purpose of the Hot Work Program is to establish safety procedures for employees, contractors, and subcontractors engaging in any temporary operation involving open flame or producing heat and/or sparks capable of initiating fires or explosions on campus property outside designated shop areas in the Physical Plant Building.

Such operations include, but are not limited to: brazing, grinding, open-flame soldering, oxygen cutting, arc welding/cutting, oxy-fuel gas welding, hot taps, thawing pipes, hot riveting, heat treating, powder-driven fasteners, torch applied roofing and cadwelding.


For more information please contact Scott Mooberry at 815-753-6250.

Please contact the main office at 815-753-0404 to request a review of the hard copies of the Annual Fire Safety Report and associated Fire Log.

Environmental Health and Safety Office hours:
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.