Fire Safety Division

What we do:

  • Manage the University's compliance with the State Fire Prevention Code and other applicable fire safety laws and standards
  • Provide fire safety education and training
  • Investigate all fires that occur on University property
  • Perform plan review and construction inspections
  • Conduct annual fire alarm tests
  • Maintain the fire extinguishers on campus

Life safety is the primary objective of the Fire Safety Program; through proper education and training, making sure the campus remains safe is our priority.

Portable Space Heaters

Usage Guidelines + Safety Instructions

Cutting, Welding, Hot Works

Approval Request + Guidance

Fire Alarm Testing

Information + Reports


Fire and General Safety Team

Zachary Peterson

Manager of Safety
Email: zpeterson@unm.edu

Jimmy Garcia

Safety Specialist
Email: jimmyg@unm.edu

Andrew Gutierrez

Environmental Health & Safety Tech II
Email: koahandrew@unm.edu

Ray Benavidez

Environmental Health & Safety Tech I
Email: benavidez626@unm.edu

Noah Watson

Receiving Clerk
Email: watsonoa3@unm.edu