Fire Safety Links
- The DFM ensures that all NIH facility design projects meet applicable fire code requirements through cooperative interaction with the Office of Research Facilities(ORF) and/or IC Project Officers.
Submittal Reviews -
- The DFM ensures that all new fire safety components for NIH facilities are listed for the proposed use and the entire system is properly designed through cooperative interaction with the ORF and/or IC Project Officers.
- The DFM ensures that all new NIH facilities are constructed in accordance with applicable fire codes through cooperative interaction with the ORF and/or IC Project Officers.
- The DFM ensures that all new NIH facilities comply with the Life Safety Code prior to occupancy by the IC through cooperative interaction with the ORF and/or IC Project Officers.
- Fire Safety Policies and Guidelines -
- The DFM is responsible for developing and updating all policies and guidelines for the NIH that directly pertain to fire safety.
Safety Training -
- The DFM can provide
fire safety training for any NIH IC which requests such training.
call the DFM to request such training.
- Fire Safety Surveys of Existing NIH Facilities -
- The DFM conducts annual fire safety surveys of all existing NIH facilities located at
the Bethesda, Maryland, NIHAC-Poolesville, Maryland, and Rocky Mountain Laboratory-Hamilton,
Safety Consultative Services -
- The DFM will investigate
any NIH employee concern relative to fire protection or life
Simply call the DFM to request this service.
Fire Investigations -
- The DFM conducts technical fire investigations for any suspicious and/or significant fire to determine the origin and cause of the fire and to ensure the fire protection features in the vicinity of the fire incident performed properly.
Work Permits -
- The DFM issues hazardous work permits for personnel performing "hot work" such as welding, grinding, soldering, metal cutting, etc. on the NIH Bethesda Campus. The permit system ensures that proper fire safety precautions are incorporated before the hot work proceeds.
- The DFM will provide crowd control/monitoring for all widely attended public assembly events held on the NIH Bethesda Campus to ensure safe occupant load limitations are not exceeded. In addition, the DFM will conduct preoccupancy walkthroughs for all outdoor public assembly events utilizing tent structures to ensure compliance with the Life Safety Code.
To obtain further information, please contact:
J.P McCabe, P.E.
NIH Fire Marshal
Division of the Fire Marshal
Office of Research Services
National Institutes of Health