Skip to content

Fire and EMS

Community Outreach


Students learn about fire safety, the importance of having a working smoke alarm and an escape plan, see one of our firefighters don their turn-out gear and tour each part of the fire station. If your school or organization is interested in a visit from the CUFD Fire Chief or a tour of the station, fill out the request form or call us at 864-656-2242.

Program Request Form
Three young kids look on as a firefighter puts on his gear.

Public Training

CUFD offers training programs for Apartment/Multi-Family Housing Safety, Home Safety Assessment Visit, Fire Extinguisher Training, Fire and Life Safety Smoke House Trailer, Hands-Only CPR and Stop the Bleed Training.

Program Request Form
A Clemson student learns how to use a fire extinguisher from an instructor.

Fire Extinguishers

Clemson University contracts with a third-party vendor to service and maintain fire extinguishers in campus buildings. All official extinguishers are inspected and serviced according to a schedule in order to meet International fire and building codes.

If a fire extinguisher needs attention outside of the routine service schedule, report the issue to University Facilities at 864-656-2186. Damaged or missing fire extinguishers can also be reported to University Facilities.

If the fire extinguisher is located in a residence hall, contact University Housing at 864-656-2295.

Infographic with instructions on how to use a fire extinguisher.
Follow these general steps for using fire extinguishers:
  • Approach fire with wind at back
  • Pick up and carry extinguisher by handle
  • Pull the pin from the extinguisher handle
  • Aim at the bottom of the fire
  • Squeeze the handle
  • Use a sweeping motion back and forth at the base of the fire.