Fire and Occupational Safety

The Fire and Occupational Safety Section (FOS) of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) provides services to the university in the areas of fire and life safety, fire protection engineering and occupational safety.  The staff also ensures compliance with the Statewide Fire Prevention Code, Statewide Building Code, Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Standards, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, as well as other applicable federal, state and local regulations and accreditation standards required for licensing.

The FOS staff maintains offices on both the West Campus and the East Campus to provide timely service and emergency response, as well as 24 hour on-call response assistance for fire emergencies.

Incident reduction and the minimization of loss, in the areas of fire and occupational injuries
are the primary goals of this section.

Staff Contact

Suzanne Weaver, M.S. Assistant Director
Amy Henderson Occupational Safety Lead Compliance Officer
Mike Larew Fire Safety Engineer
Bill Willis Fire Safety Engineer
Tyler Freeland Compliance Safety Officer
Franklin Troy Bower Compliance Safety Officer
William Hux Residential Life Safety Liaison
Guy Murdock Sprinkler Technician
Aaron P. Kauffman Fire Alarm Technician
Bradley T. Meirs Fire Alarm Technician
Gary Rowlett Fire Alarm Technician
Jerona Adams Fire Alarm Technician

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