Fire and Life Safety

San Diego State University (SDSU) works directly with the CalFire Office of the State Fire Marshal in performing fire and life safety inspections and special event approvals. 

Fire and Life Safety Inspections

Periodically, the Office of the State Fire Marshal will conduct inspections of campus buildings. A report will be given to campus representatives for corrective actions that may need to occur. Though many of these will be addressed by Facilities Services, some items may fall to the departments to correct. An email notification may be sent to department heads requesting the corrective action and a response, so that the report can be cleared. Please see Common Fire and Life Safety Corrections for more information.

Special Events 

Special Events are processed in many different ways, depending on the space, equipment used and number of attendees. Please see Student Life and Leadership’s page on Event Planning on Campus, if you have not submitted your event through the Event Application System. Use the Outdoor Space Area Fire Safety Requirements document as a guide when planning an outdoor space event at SDSU. 

After you submit your event for review, you may be informed that your event requires review and approval by the State Fire Marshal. If this is the case, please see the GOVmotus Instructions for submitting your event to the State Fire Marshal. You will need to include an annotated diagram of your event as part of your submission.