UB Fire Safety

UB Fire Safety UB Fire Safety is committed to the safety and well-being of our students. We also provide training to UB community living both on campus and off campus!
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12/23/2016

The "Ghost Ship" fire in Oakland has rekindled conversations across the country about fire safety, fire codes and inspections. Campus Firewatch has reported at least 3 UC Berkeley students were among those killed in the tragedy. Always know two ways out!

10/27/2016

The #1 cause of residential fires at the University at Buffalo is cooking accidents. Please remain attentive while in the kitchen. Make a it a group activity for fun. Never leave a stove unattended.

06/13/2016
See It Before You Sign It

See it before you sign it! Before you sign a lease for off campus housing take the time to check the apartment for fire safety measures such as two exits and working smoke alarms. https://youtu.be/6XF21V5YpZk

Parents, since 2005, every college-related fatal fire has happened in off-campus housing. Before anyone signs a lease, make sure it has working smoke alarms ...

05/11/2016

UB Fire and Life Safety is hiring SUNY Students for the Summer and Beyond!

Job Title: Fire Extinguisher Shop Student Assistant
Department: University at Buffalo Environment, Health & Safety Services (Fire and Life Safety Division)

Job Description:
Student Assistant responsible for assisting the Fire Extinguisher Safety Technician with inspections and maintenance of fire and life safety equipment, vital to the University at Buffalo Community. In addition, assists where needed to support fire and life safety operations including campus events, training, and Hazardous Materials Response Team drills.

Qualifications:
SUNY Student
Valid Driver’s License

Physical Requirements: The position requires the ability to lift and carry moderate to heavy equipment.

Hours: 15-29 hours a week between 8am and 5pm during the summer. 12-20 hours a week during the school semester. Schedules are flexible.

Start Date: June 1st 2016
End Date: May 31st 2017 (with reappointment opportunity based on performance)

Please send cover letter and resume to Dan Hartman at [email protected]

03/13/2016

Congratulations to both the men and women's UB basketball teams for winning their respective MAC Titles and heading to the NCAA tournament. #hornsup #UBuffalo #MarchMadness

A University at Albany dorm fire on Tuesday was started by a candle and stopped by an automatic sprinkler system. http:/...
02/25/2016
Sprinklers chase students after fire at UAlbany dorm

A University at Albany dorm fire on Tuesday was started by a candle and stopped by an automatic sprinkler system.

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Report-Students-forced-out-by-Fire-at-UAlbany-6848538.php

Though the flames were contained to a single room it activated the sprinkler system in Oneida Hall, leaving the main campus building unlivable, campus officials wrote in an email to students. UAlbany says one student suffered minor injuries that required treatment at Albany Medical Center Hospital.

01/27/2016

76% of all fatal campus fires involve alcohol. Students
under the influence may respond more slowly to sounds
of smoke alarms or not respond at all.

01/20/2016
www.usfa.fema.gov

Campus Firewatch has dedicated January to electrical safety. U.S. fire departments respond each year to an estimated 25,900 home electrical fires. These fires cause an estimated 280 deaths, 1,125 injuries and $1.1 billion in property loss. Here are some tips from the U.S. Fire Administration.

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/electrical_fire_safety_vertical.pdf

12/21/2015

UB Fire and Life Safety was visited last week by retired Fire Safety Technician, Howard Wharton. Thanks Howie for your years of dedication to the University at Buffalo.

12/14/2015

UB Fire and Life Safety would like to wish all of the students good luck through finals week.

12/11/2015

Most college fires occur in off campus housing. Did you know all rental housing must have working smoke alarms? Questions regarding smoke alarm installation and operation can be directed to your landlord, property manager or local fire department.

12/09/2015
Portable Heater Safety

Please be sure to comply with all university policies regarding portable heaters this winter. Here are some tips from FEMA to keep yourself warm and safe this winter.

An estimated 900 portable heater fires in residential buildings are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause 70 deaths, 150 injuries and $53 mil...

CO detectors are vital to life safety. Here is one such incident.
12/02/2015
John Takacs: CO unit, good fortune provide happy ending - The Buffalo News

CO detectors are vital to life safety. Here is one such incident.

This happened to my family on Oct. 17. And it is unbelievably frightening. It was around 1 a.m. I was just getting ready to go to bed when an alarm went off. It wasn’t for fire. It wasn’t for a bad battery. It was for carbon monoxide.I didn’t know much about CO, but I ... - The Buffalo News

11/24/2015

Cooking is the number one cause of residential fires in the U.S. Take precautions when cooking this holiday season and always remember to pay attention to what you're doing in the kitchen.

11/14/2015

Congratulations to the UB Men's Basketball Team on their win last night and good luck to the Women's team today. Have a safe weekend!

11/05/2015
www.campusfiresafety.org

Almost one half of all residential fires are started in the kitchen. Here's a nice tip sheet on Cooking and Kitchen Fire Safety brought to you by The Center for Campus Fire Safety.

http://www.campusfiresafety.org/Portals/0/Documents/CFS%20For%20Students/Cooking-and-KitchenFS-poster.pdf

11/02/2015

UB Fire and Life safety would like to take this beautiful Monday morning to remind you to change the batteries in your smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms.

10/08/2015

UB Fire and Life Safety inspects and maintains the Automated External Defibrillators at the University at Buffalo. If you have a problem with an AED in your building, you can call the Environment, Health & Safety Services phone line at (716)829-3301.

09/30/2015

When's the last time you operated a fire extinguisher? Have you ever even used one before? Wouldn't you like to know how to use an extinguisher just in case you need it someday? Come to the Getzville Fire Company Open House & Community Day, this Saturday Oct 3rd from 1-4 pm. You can participate in free fire extinguisher training courtesy of UB Fire and Life Safety. You can also donate blood, watch a live car fire demo, even go for a ride in a real fire engine. And don't forget about the doughnuts & cider. See you all this weekend at 630 Dodge Road in Getzville.

09/21/2015

Come to the Student Union at noon today for a dorm room burn demonstration as part of UB Safe Day running from 11am to 2pm

09/16/2015

UB Safe Day is only 5 days away. Don't forget to stop by the Student Union on Monday 21st between 11am - 2pm to learn great ways to keep yourself and others safe.

09/15/2015

UB Safe Day will be here soon. Please join UB Fire and Life Safety next Monday between 11am - 2pm at the Student Union for fire extinguisher training, electrical safety tips, and our final live burn demonstration of the semester. #UBuffalo

08/30/2015

It's the Fall 2015 Opening Weekend at the University at Buffalo. Please remember to be safe!

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