Stewards of the iconic buildings and grounds of Capitol Hill since 1793.

Featured

Abraham Lincoln bust
The bust of Abraham Lincoln features Lincoln’s head seemingly emerging from...

Featured

View of the U.S. Capitol Building from above at dusk
In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to preserve the...

Featured

Painted portrait of Dr. William Thornton
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the builder and steward of America’s...

Featured

Black and white portrait of Benjamin Brown French
Long before the advent of Twitter, Facebook and blogs – there were journals....

Safety, Fire and Environmental Programs

Close up detail of a Fire of an AOC fire extinguisher

The Safety, Fire and Environmental Programs (SFEP) is responsible for ensuring AOC’s compliance with safety, fire and environmental laws and regulations. SFEP, comprised of the Safety and Environmental and Fire Marshal Divisions, establishes policy, conducts oversight and coordinates emergency planning and preparedness. The SFEP is the primary point of contact with external regulatory agencies for AOC’s occupational safety and health, fire protection and environmental matters. Learn more about AOC's commitment to safety.