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Fire Safety Program Manager

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Grand Canyon University, Inc. Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 2 months ago

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Grand Canyon University is currently seeking a full time Fire Safety Program Manager to plan, organize, and direct the university fire safety initiatives. This individual will work with to ensure compliance with state and federal health, safety and fire codes and reduces or prevents safety hazards, dangers or accidents in areas of industrial health and fire safety.


  • Oversees the performance of the fire protection and life safety inspections, testing and maintenance plan, completion of hazard assessments on all facilities, ensuring compliance with Phoenix Fire Code, NFPA Standards, and other applicable regulations.

  • Organize and participate in fire prevention awareness activities and events.

  • Provide fire safety coverage for emergencies, impairments and special events.

  • Perform oversight for the inspection, testing and maintenance of fire protection systems (e.g. fire alarm, sprinkler systems, hydrants, special hazard systems, fire pumps, kitchen hood fire suppression systems, etc.) in accordance with NFPA Standards.

  • Develop, complete and maintain reports on all fire protection system testing/maintenance.

  • Work with GCU Emergency Management to prepare for and perform emergency response to fires, medical emergencies, hazardous material incidents, confined space incidents and other campus emergencies.

  • Respond to, investigate and take appropriate action for fire protection and life safety system activations. Complete incident reports.

  • Assist with the coordination, training and implementation of the Safety Warden and Fire Wardens (UH) programs. Accomplish reports on all drills and training. Assist with the development of building emergency plans, evacuation plans, and fire department preplanning activities.

  • Review building plans and drawings for conformity with the Phoenix Fire Code, NFPA requirements, other applicable fire safety standards and property loss insurer requirements to include checking compliance on the design/installation of all sprinkler systems, fire detection systems, and other fire extinguishing systems. Perform occupancy reviews of public areas to establish maximum occupancy requirements.

  • Responsible for the distribution and the installation of AED's (automated external defibrillators). Assists with the recruitment and training of volunteer AED Operators. Maintain equipment and supplies, perform monthly inspections and required maintenance, participate in an annual drill, prepare and submit required reports.

  • Oversees and manages fire protection contractors that support the operational readiness, inspection, testing, maintenance and repair of fire protection and life safety systems which include fire alarm monitoring, service & repair contractors and installation contractors. Includes coordinating with contractors and vendors that are tied into fire protection systems such as elevators, HVAC, emergency generators, fueling, etc.

  • Act as the University's liaison with the state fire marshal's office, Phoenix Fire Department and University's insurer carrier.

  • Communicates with key personnel on findings to ensure timely completion of corrective actions so as to have the highest level of fire and life safety, regulatory compliance and acceptable risk levels.

  • Develop, review and manage capital budget projects as needed or required to maintain operational readiness of fire protection and life safety systems.

  • Acts in the capacity as a first responder and/or incident command with regard to environmental, medical, chemical, radiation, biosafety, occupational, fire, and laboratory safety emergencies.


  • Thorough knowledge of city organization, operations, policies and procedures; laws pertaining to city, county, state; Federal regulations and ordinances

  • Knowledge of EHS, ADA guidelines, Emergency Management, Incident Command and Risk Management principles/practices.

  • Ability to manage small to large capital budget projects as it relates to fire protection and life safety systems.

  • Must generally be available for on call duties and emergency response on a 24/7/365 basis.

  • Ability to use appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), including respiratory protection, while performing tasks in environments that may be immediately dangerous to life and health. Includes ability to maintain 40-hour HAZWOPER certification.

  • Operate a motor vehicle and emergency response vehicle, SCBA, radios, pager, or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (i.e., fire protection engineering, life sciences, industrial hygiene, safety, environmental engineering, occupational health). Master's Degree and professional certification preferred.

  • 3 years progressive experience in implementing fire and life safety programs, including at least 2 years of specialization in fire protection engineering.

  • Certified Fire Prevention Officer III or equivalent (Professional Engineering license preferred).

  • Valid license to operate a motor vehicle in Arizona at time of appointment and continuously thereafter.

  • CPR/First Aid certification.

  • 40-Hour HAZWOPER certification.

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Fire Safety Program Manager

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Grand Canyon University, Inc.