Campus Fire System Service Procedures

Vendors should check in with the SMU Police Department located in Patterson Hall (3128 Dyer St.) each day before work commences. At this time keys may be picked up and signed for. Keys must be returned to the SMU Police Department at the end of each day. CAMPUS MAPS

Vendors are not allowed in residence halls without prior authorization. If keys for residence halls are needed, they can be obtained from the Virginia-Snider lobby desk or the McElvaney lobby desk. Do not park in any grassy areas, reserved or visitor parking areas. If possible, park on concrete surfaces rather than brick pavers. PARKING INFORMATION

Fire System Outages
Fire sprinkler outages should be reported via the FM Global Red Tag system.
The SMU main campus index number is: 07420648.01
This tag can be filled out electronically at
Fire alarm outages should be noted with a FM Global red tag affixed to the panel during the work.

Phone Numbers:
SMU Police Department- Patterson Hall 2nd Floor: 214-768-3388
SMU Fire Safety – Dawson Service Center - Suite 100: 214-768-4203
SMU HVAC: 214-768-1336
Desk Manager Virginia-Snider Hall: 214-768-2230
Desk Manager McElvaney Hall: 214-768-2247
Facilities Services: 214-768-3494

Hot Work Permits
A Hot Work permit is required whenever there is a need for ensuring fire safety in the performance of hot-work operations; including but not limited to, welding, cutting, brazing, or soldering during demolition, construction, renovation, or maintenance activities within University buildings.
Hot Work Permits can be obtained from the SMU Police Dispatch Center in Patterson Hall or from the Fire Safety Office in Dawson Service Center.

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