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Physical Address:

Administration Bldg Room 211
Moscow ID 83844-3168

Mailing Address:
Division of Finance and Administration
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3168
Moscow ID 83844-3168

Phone: 208-885-6174

Fax: 208-885-5504

Email: vpfinance@uidaho.edu

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Office and Campus Safety

Environmental Health & Safety wants you to safely enjoy your barbeque. Please call us at 208-885-6524 before your event for assistance in planning a safe location and meeting other university requirements listed below. At a minimum, we need to know a BBQs taking place on campus. We receive many calls regarding billowing smoke from concerned members of the Vandal community. Bonfires and open burning on campus is prohibited.

The following requirements must be met for every BBQ event on campus:

  • BBQs are allowed only when used a minimum of 10 feet from buildings, flammable landscaping or other readily ignitable fuel sources.
  • BBQs must be placed on a hard, noncombustible surface (concrete, asphalt, etc.).
  • BBQs must always be attended when lit.
  • Always keep a fire extinguisher handy. Loaners are available from EHS.
  • A metal drip pan is required to be used under the barbecue to catch grease.
  • Ensure charcoal remains (for charcoal grills) are completely extinguished when finished.
  • Do not dispose of charcoal in university dumpsters, trash containers or on the landscaping.
  • Do not dispose of spent fuel canisters in dumpsters or other trash containers.
  • Do not bring BBQs into buildings until cooled.
  • Propane tanks are not allowed in university buildings.
  • Lighter fluid must be properly stored as a flammable liquid.

Outdoor grilling on campus is restricted to university-affiliated departments and recognized student groups. Individuals and unauthorized groups may not conduct grilling on campus, except for tailgating during football games in designated parking lots. If you live on campus, University Housing has guidelines related to university apartments and residence halls; please contact them directly for this information.

As you decorate your space with seasonal displays this year, keep it enjoyable and fire-safe by applying the information available on the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Holiday Decorations web page. Please pass this information along to personnel in your department, and direct any questions to EHS, 208-885-6524 or safety@uidaho.edu.

When planning your decorations for Homecoming and Halloween, think fire safety. Buy decorations that are flame-resistant and place them where they will not obscure exit signs, exit doors, emergency lights or fire extinguishers. Keep them away from heat sources, do not place on doors leading to building corridors or within the corridor itself and keep them from blocking exits or creating trip hazards in walkways.

Use LED lighting for jack-o-lanterns and effects. All decorative lighting should be U.L. listed and of the type that does not produce heat. Do not run extension cords from one room to another, and never string cords across doorways or walkways. Remember that candles and use of open flame (e.g., candles, luminaria and incense) in buildings is strictly prohibited.

All outdoor open burning is by permit only, including campfires, bonfires, fireworks, etc. (See: open burning permit) University departments and recognized student organizations are allowed to conduct outdoor grilling on campus as long as these procedures are followed:

  • BBQs are allowed only when used a minimum of 10 feet from buildings, flammable landscaping or other readily ignitable fuel sources.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher handy at all times.
  • BBQs must be placed on a firm, noncombustible surface (concrete, asphalt, gravel etc.).
  • It is required to use a metal drip pan under BBQs to prevent grease from staining concrete.
  • BBQs must be attended at all times when lit.
  • Ensure charcoal remains (for charcoal grills) are completely extinguished when finished.
  • Do not dispose of charcoal in university dumpsters, trash containers, parking lots or on the landscaping. 
  • Do not dispose of spent fuel canisters in dumpsters or trash containers.
  • Do not bring BBQs into buildings until cooled.
  • Propane tanks are not allowed in university buildings.

Your help in keeping our campus safe for students, employees and visitors is appreciated. Following these reminders and the related university policies help to avoid tragedy when accidents happen.

Contact Us

Physical Address:

Administration Bldg Room 211
Moscow ID 83844-3168

Mailing Address:
Division of Finance and Administration
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3168
Moscow ID 83844-3168

Phone: 208-885-6174

Fax: 208-885-5504

Email: vpfinance@uidaho.edu

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