Matt Oulman, Fire Safety Specialist
moulman@uidaho.edu
phone: 208-885-6525
fax: 208-885-5969
Environmental Health & Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844-2030

PSS Units

Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health and Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844-2030
Phone: (208) 885-6524
Fax: (208) 885-5969
Email

Public Safety & Security

Public Safety and Security
875 Perimeter Dr MS 3162 
Moscow, ID 83844-3162
Phone: (208) 885-2254
Fax: (208) 885-9490

Emergency Management

Emergency Management
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2281
Moscow, ID 83844-2281
Phone: (208) 885-7179
Fax: (208) 885-7001
Email

Active in Emergencies
(208) 885-1010

Risk Management & Insurance

Risk Management & Insurance
875 Perimeter Dr MS 3162
Moscow, ID 83844-3162 
Phone: (208) 885-7177
Fax: (208) 885-9490
Email

Active in Emergencies
(208) 885-1010

Security Services

Security Services
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2281
Moscow, ID 83844-2281
Phone: (208) 885-7054
Fax: (208) 885-7001
Email

Gasoline Containers

ALWAYS remove gasoline containers from vehicles and place them on the ground at a safe distance from the vehicle before filling them– touch the container with the gas dispenser nozzle before removing the container lid and keep the nozzle in contact with the container inlet when filling.  Following these guidelines will help minimize the risk of fires and explosions by providing a safe path to ground for the static electricity that can be generated as gasoline flows into the containers.

State safety standards require that metal, rather than plastic, containers of up to 5 gallons in size must be used for gasoline and other Class 1B liquids; 5 gallon containers must be UL listed safety cans and no portable containers may be used that are larger than 5 gallons, regardless of contents. 

Cleaning and other maintenance products classified as Class 1A flammable liquids are restricted to 2 gallons if contained in a U.L. listed safety can or 1 gallon or less when contained in other approved metal containers. 

For additional information on this topic or other fire safety issues, please contact Environmental Health and Safety, 885-6524.