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Life Safety Services

Life Safety Services focuses on maintaining a safe environment for all students, employees, and visitors. The Department conducts OSHA/EPA/DEP regulatory training for Bentley employees. This group manages all environmental, fire, and card access systems.


Bernie Farrell
Director of Trades and Building Operations


Brian Ingram
Manager of Life Safety Services


Christine Powers
Environmental Health & Safety Specialist II


Ergonomic evaluations available upon request.

For information on training topics and scheduling, contact Life Safety Services.


Bentley University’s Manager of Life Safety, Brian Ingram coordinated the first Annual Battle of the Badges Hockey Game between Waltham Fire and Waltham Police Departments. The event was held on March 28, 2018 in the new Bentley Multipurpose Arena. The event was for charity were all the proceeds went to the One Mission Foundation to help Kids with Cancer. Working together, the group raised over $27,000!

There were over 1,000 people that attended the event. The day started with the Bruins Alumni Hockey Clinic, followed by a Family Skate, and wrapping up the event with the eagerly anticipated Fire vs Police Hockey game. The event spanned throughout the day with giveaways, activities for the kids, concessions; with all activities being hosted within the new Multipurpose Arena.

During the formal check presentation, Brian Ingram was invited to participate in this ceremony. The check presentation was on July 24, 2018 at Waltham City Hall. Brian’s commitment to the organization of the event has reached beyond the everyday duties. Not only did they raise money for a worthy charity, Brian has taken the steps to build great bonds for Bentley with the City of Waltham. Events like this hockey game raise money for charity but also create lasting memories for all involved.

Even though the Police won in an exciting tie breaking shoot out, the real winners were the kids from The One Mission Foundation.

Did you know...

The main objective of the Department of Fire and Life Safety at Bentley University is to ensure the safety of the students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors. Fire prevention on campus is done by interpreting the local fire prevention codes and applying fire protection engineering principles. Fire prevention activities include routinely inspecting campus buildings, addressing the concerns of building occupants, and providing training both by request and per local regulation requirements. The manager of Life Safety is also involved with the periodic testing of all the life safety systems, including detection, notification, and suppression systems. The Princeton Review scores higher education institutions on the fire safety of their residence halls. This year Bentley received 99 points, which is the maximum awarded. All residence halls are equipped with full sprinkler and fire alarm systems. This, along with increased educational programs, has reduced the number and severity of fires on our campus.

The Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) department of Facilities Management reports to the Director of Facilities Operations. The EH&S department is responsible for implementation of all approved environmental, health and safety compliance programs across campus to adhere to regulatory agencies including OSHA and MA DEP. Annual hearing testing is conduct by this department along with the annual safety shoe purchase for all facilities employees. EH&S holds and manages all of the safety documents such as MSDS sheets and safety records of recordable accidents or incidents on campus. Asbestos assessments of all buildings on campus are updated and monitored. EH&S will launch the Dupont STOP program, which is a manager and supervisors training that illustrate ways to keep employees safe.