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

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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) 885-7209
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

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Fire Safety

Keeping your workplace free of the hazards of fire can be easily accomplished if you understand the primary causes of workplace fires, and keep your space orderly and follow a few simple guidelines. The most important thing to remember is that fire occurs when three things come together at the same time; fuel, oxygen, and an ignition source.

Fuel can be anything capable of burning. This can include items as varied as paper, cloth, flammable fluids, paints, gasoline, wood, plastic and even some metals. Oxygen is in the air, and is always available. Ignition sources include anything that contains an open flame, or has a potential to create a spark, or any surface hot enough to ignite nearby flammables.

The primary method to prevent fires is to keep these elements apart as much as possible. Paying particular attention to the following issues will help keep your area safer from fire.