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Facilities Management

Fire & Life Safety

The Fire & Life Safety section is charged with Fire & Life Safety Code enforcement, as well as auditing the compliance of campus fire and life safety systems. This section also teaches campus fire safety and provides guidance to personnel and departments regarding fire prevention methods.

Authority having Jurisdiction

The University of Colorado is a constitutionally created state body-corporate, which is governed by the Board of Regents. Pursuant to this, the University of Colorado Denver and the Anschutz Medical Campus has chosen to become our own Authority having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for fire prevention and life safety concerns on the Anschutz Medical Campus and Denver campus. Dr. James Shore, our previous Chancellor, signed the initial acceptance of the AHJ on June 24, 2002 and it was re-authorized by the current Chancellor, Dr. M. Roy Wilson, on July 6, 2006. Provisions of the AHJ are found in the campus policies section, and the Fire and Life Safety Policies link.


Locations of AEDs 
 Bystander Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program

The campus Fire & Life Safety Division, under the direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management, has responsibility for coordination of the campus bystander AED program. This program meets all of the requirements of the Colorado State AED Statutes and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment regulations.
We encourage university staff to read this document in its entirety in order to fully understand the program, locations of AEDs, regulatory oversight, and Colorado immunity from liability provisions. 

For training information: or use the link in the document's Table of Content. 


Fire Alarm Reports 

Fire Alarm Reports

List and links to Past and Current Fire & Life Safety Fire Alarm Reports for the university.




Fire & Life Safety Policies 

Fire & Life Safety Policies

Links to Fire & Life Safety Policies, Compliance Notes, and Guidance Notes for the university.




Fire Safety and Extinguisher Class 

Fire Safety and Extinguisher Class

An online fire safety course has been developed, and it is available 24/7. This course covers material concerning fire hazards and fire mitigation on campus, as well as proper decision-making in the event of a fire.



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