The office of the Arizona State Fire Marshal (SFM) is the fire and building safety authority for all of the state's universities. Per agreement with the SFM, the University Fire Marshal is the Authority having Jurisdiction over the University of Arizona for fire and building safety.
The Risk Management Services (RMS) Fire Prevention staff, under the direction of the UA Fire Marshal, enforces the State Fire Code for the University. Fire Prevention reviews all plans for new buildings, additions and renovations to existing buildings, issues building permits and inspects the permitted projects for compliance to fire and life safety codes. Fire Prevention Staff also inspects all buildings that belong to the University of Arizona on a regular basis for compliance with fire and life safety codes.