Office of Environmental Health & Safety

Graham Health Center
408 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-4196
Fax: (248) 370-4376

Fire and Life Safety

Fire and Life Safety

The Office of Fire Safety, is responsible for the operation, inspection and testing and maintenance of campus fire detection, suppression and notification systems. Our staff can provide consultation in matters related to fire code interpretation, construction hot work and construction/renovation-related fire system issues. In addition, we provide oversight and support in the areas of event fire safety, bonfire permits, fire-safety building inspections, fire extinguisher and other life safety training.

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety in conjunction with the Oakland University Police Department acts as a liaison between local municipal fire departments, the State of Michigan Fire Marshall Division and the University community.  We facilitate regular interaction with these groups, to discus fire and life safety matters, as well as develop and conduct training programs and emergency response exercises. 

In the Event of a Fire:

  • Activate the building fire alarm.
  • Exit the building.
  • Notify the OUPD Dispatch by dialing 911 from a campus phone or (248) 370-3331 from a cell phone.
Other Important Resources: 
  • Fire Training Resources
  • Fire Equipment
  • The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires colleges and universities that maintain on-campus student housing facilities:
    • Maintain a log of all reported fires that occur in those on-campus student housing facilities 
      • The fire log is available for inspection at the EHS Office, upon request, during normal business hours.  Call 248-370-4196 or email safety@oakland.edu for more information.
    • Publish an Annual Fire Safety Report (Part 2 p. 41-54 of Security and Fire Safety Report)
    • Submit fire statistics annually to the Department of Education
Oakland University is geographically located in both the City of Rochester Hills and the City of Auburn Hills.  Under the provisions of a mutual aid agreement, both the Auburn Hills Fire Department and the Rochester Hills Fire Department provide emergency fire, rescue and medical services to Oakland University.