Fire and Life Safety

Fire hose in Gym hallway



The mission of our Fire and Life Safety Department is to broadly increase fire safety awareness, reduce the risk and number of fires, prevent loss of life, injury and property damage through education training and inspection, as well as policy and standards development.

Fire and Life Safety at all CSU Campuses is overseen by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Inspections of San Francisco State University buildings are performed by the State Fire Marshal coordinated through the Facilities Services Fire and Life Safety Department.

In accordance with the State Fire Marshal requirements, the Fire and Life Safety staff conduct monthly inspections of all fire extinguishers located on main campus and other SF State University offsite facilities. The unit also coordinates the mandatory annual fire extinguisher inspections with state licensed contractors. The Fire and Life Safety staff maintains electronic records of all fire extinguishers’ inspections.

For additional questions, please contact David Abordo, Fire and Life Safety Manager, via email at or by phone at (415) 876-1643.


Reporting a Fire or Incident

All fires are to be reported to SF State University Police dispatch (415) 338-2222 or 911.



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