The Fire Prevention Officer is responsible for:

  • Maintenance and upgrade of fire detection and prevention systems
  • Monitoring the compliance of all units from a fire safety housekeeping perspective
  • Coordinating fire evacuation drills
  • Coordinating training in basic fire fighting
  • Maintaining working relations with the statutory Fire Authority
  • Briefing design teams in respect of new buildings

If you have any queries regarding this service, email

Visit the Maps page for the Fire Safety Map.

The Health & Safety Office has more information regarding fire procedures.

Fire Safety Guidance

Fire Safety and Fire Marshal Training

Link to online Fire Safety Awareness and Fire Marshal Training 

The code to access the course can be found via all staff Health and Training Opportunities email or from your Unit Safety Coordinator.

NB Fire Safety Awareness must be completed before proceeding to the Fire Marshal Training.

Health & Safety Responsibilities for Unit Heads

Presentation by Emer Bell giving an overview of Health & Safety Responsibilities for Unit Heads and University of Galway staff.