fire extinguisher

Fire Extinguishers

UCF Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Program Fire extinguishers are provided throughout UCF owned campus buildings where required by NFPA 10 and the State Fire Marshal. The program is managed by the Fire Safety Coordinator in Environmental Health and Safety and funding for the program is provided by Physical Plant for E&G facilities and billed equally to Auxiliaries in their proportion.

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To request fire extinguisher maintenance, arrange swap out or to report a missing or damaged extinguisher please email the following information to: Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Request

  • Location of fire extinguisher including
    • Building name
    • Building number
    • Closest room number
  • Service needed
  • Serial number, if available

Buildings: The campus currently has approximately 3000 units in inventory. Only those required by code are provided in building design. In an effort to keep costs down, areas are periodically reviewed for optimal placement of units to avoid over coverage. Departments wishing to have extra units in place (see Specialty Extinguishers and Vehicles) for special needs may request them and fund accordingly.

Vehicles: Vehicle units should only be provided when required by regulating agencies for DOT and response vehicles where staff with adequate skills have sufficient training to use them properly. At this time there is only a charge to provide units for new installations\vehicles or for replacement of the missing at $55 per 10# extinguisher. The budget does not cover vehicle brackets though we can refer you to suppliers on the web. While we provide the unit at start, the department which requests vehicle units is responsible to ensure they are maintained properly. Visual inspections should be done at least monthly to ensure it is still in good standing and to verify when service is needed. They are good for 1 year from the date punched on the tag, at which time they need to be swapped out with another unit since tagging in place is not practical. Inventory is limited with the priority being for campus buildings. Requests will be serviced as soon as possible.

Specialty Extinguishers: Costs for new extinguishers such as those required for kitchens (Class K) and combustible metals (Class D) are to be covered by the department/project bringing in the new hazard. The local maintenance contract vendor typically offers a competitive price and facilitates convenient ordering and delivery. The department may provide an account number for reimbursement and the unit will be ordered, inventoried and delivered by our office for your convenience. Units purchased direct such as with P-card should be verified to be to campus standard and our office notified to include the new device in the annual maintenance rounds. Campus Standards on Fire Extinguishers

Service: Units are required to receive a licensed vendor inspection once annually with new tag provided. Units with an outdated or missing tag, missing pin seal, or showing a gauge pressure beyond the green zone are considered out of compliance and are to be turned in for service. Annual tags may appear as a hanging tag on the front or stuck on the side.

Loaners: Occasionally the need arises where local extinguishers may be needed on a temporary basis. Loaner extinguishers are available in conjunction with an approved University activity or an approved campus Safe Event Form. Event or University staff may sign out an extinguisher and\or stand for temporary placement. If the loaner is vandalized or stolen the replacement costs are due from the responsible party\department\event sponsor.

Training: Fire extinguisher training classes are offered periodically schedule permitting. Departmental groups of at least 8 verified participants may request a session locally. A new training simulator with low environmental impact was recently made available to facilitate training sessions at more convenient locations closer to campus buildings.

 

 

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Fire Safety Contacts

Main Phone: 407-823-6300
Fax: 407-823-0945

P.O. Box 163500
3540 Perseus Loop
Bldg. 16A, Facilities and Safety
Orlando, FL 32816-3500

Michelle Humphries
Fire Safety / Plans Review
Coordinator
407-823-2338

Marcel Fernandez
Fire Safety / Drills and Training
407-823-0073