Fire Safety


An experienced and state-certified fire marshal oversees the University Fire Safety Program and investigates all reported or discovered violations of the state fire codes. The fire marshal also provides fire safety training to Residence Life as well as other members of the campus community.

Fire Safety Tips

Check all electrical equipment. Replace cracked or frayed electric cords. Unplug all electrical appliances that overheat or give off unusual odors.

Store flammable liquids properly. Store flammable liquids outside of the facility or in a designated area. Install smoke detectors. Test the detector every month and replace batteries once a year or whenever the detector signals a low battery. Replace detectors that are more than 10 years old.

Plan your escape from fire. Be sure to have at least two unobstructed exits--doors or windows--from every room.

Keep an eye on smokers. Careless smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths in North America. Provide a proper ashtray for discarding butts. Before going to bed or leaving the residence, check cushions and upholstered furniture for smoldering cigarettes.

Remember, matches and lighters are not toys. Use only child-resistant lighters and store matches out of reach of children.

Have a fire extinguisher handy. Know where the extinguishers are located and how to properly use one.

Fire Safety Reminders

NMU requires that everyone evacuate the building during a fire alarm. Enforcement action may be taken if anyone is found not complying with this policy.

Marquette City Fire Department provides free smoke detectors to residents living in the City of Marquette, including NMU students.

For more information regarding fire safety, contact Lee Gould at 906-227-2151.