Fire Prevention Officer

Opening hours: 
Monday to Thursday
9:00 - 13:00
Grantham-Allee 20
Sankt Augustin
E 222
Email Address: 
christof.kelter [at]
Fire safety includes all measures that prevent the emergence of a fire and the proliferation of fire and smoke and enable the rescue of humans and animals and effective fire-fighting operations in the event of a conflagration.

The Fire Safety Commissioner of H-BRS advises and supports the employer on all aspects of fire safety

The most important tasks include:

  • supporting the employer in meetings with the fire protection authorities and fire brigade, the fire insurance providers, the employers' liability insurance association, and the industrial inspectorates etc.,
  • advising on the equipping of work stations with fire extinguishing equipment and choice of extinguishing agents,
  • training employees in handling fire extinguishers and employees with special duties in the event of a fire (fire protection assistants),
  • offering advisory opinions on investment decisions that have an impact on the interests of fire safety on the site,
  • regular fire safety inspections and evacuation exercises.

You can find all of the measures that Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg has put in place to prevent fires here (German). In separate fire safety regulations for Sankt Augustin and Rheinbach you can find information on

  • conduct in the event of a fire,
  • structural fire safety, e.g. escape and emergency routes,
  • explaining fire extinguishing equipment and about the right way to handle fire extinguishers,
  • emergency addresses and telephone numbers, and
  • procedures for carrying out flammable work (tradesmen)