Fire Safety Services

Plan Reviews

The University’s Fire and Life Safety Office reviews all plans for renovation and new construction of buildings on campus to ensure compliance with all North Carolina codes and University Guidelines. This process ensures all buildings meet the need of the owner and are consistent with industry standards.

Fire and Life Safety Staff review plans and provide feedback to NCSU Construction Mgt.

Facilities Modification Request

Facilities Modification Requests (FacMod) are required for all modifications and alterations to campus facilities. The request is reviewed by departments within the Facilities Division and other campus units for issues, such as aesthetics, compatibility with the University Master Plan, existing hazardous conditions, capacity of existing building systems, and fire and life safety. For additional information, visit the Facilities Division Facilities Modification Request.

Hot Work Permit Program

The Hot Work Permit Program is designed to minimize or eliminate fire hazards associated with any hot work operation as identified in the North Carolina Fire Code and OSHA 1910.252. This program applies to all contractors and University units conducting hot work on campus, such as welding, torching, soldering, cutting, brazing, or grinding.

Hot Work Permits for Cooking

A Hot Work Permit is required for all outdoor cooking, grilling, and frying taking place on University property. Stationary grills located outside residence halls are exempt and do not require a hot work permit to use.

A Hot Work Permit is required before use of a personal grill or a DASA grill on University property. All grilling must be done outside and should be at least 25 feet from all buildings. You must possess a fire extinguisher before grilling and you may not remove an extinguisher that is mounted inside a building. If you do not have access to a fire extinguisher, you may borrow one from the EPSI/Fire & Life Safety Office.


To obtain a “Hot Work Permit” contact our office during normal business hours (Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm) at 919.515.2568. If there is no answer, call our communication center at 919.515.3000 and request a call back from an on duty EPSI/Fire & Life Safety Officer.  If you need to borrow a fire extinguisher, please let us know when we speak to you.

After Hours / Weekends / Holidays

For Facilities Emergency repairs call our communication center at 919.515.3000 and request to be transferred to the on call EPSI/FIre & Life Safety Officer. Other Hot Work Permit needs must be arranged for during normal business hours.