The University employs and maintains fire suppression and detection systems for information resources.


  • This Control applies to facilities that house information resources (i.e. data centers) considered high or moderate impact and which require a higher level of security due to the nature of one of the following:

    • type of equipment

    • type of data the equipment stores

  • Responsibility for ensuring physical security to information resources may be part of the job function for departmental staff who may include, but not be limited to, information technology staff, information resource custodians, supervisors, managers and others.


  • 1

    University staff responsible for information resource facilities shall:

    • 1.1

      deploy appropriate fire suppression equipment to protect university data centers, server rooms, and other facilities containing information resources in the event of a fire,

    • 1.2

      receive training in appropriate response and use of fire suppression equipment in case of emergencies.

  • 2

    Fire suppression and detection systems shall:

    • 2.1

      activate automatically in the event of a fire,

    • 2.2

      provide automatic notification of any activation to the facility staff and emergency responders.