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Abraham Lincoln statue
The statue of President Abraham Lincoln in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol...

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

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One of the Architect of the Capitol's new on-demand shuttle vehicles for the Capitol Visitor Center.
The Capitol Visitor Center provides many accessibility services from shuttles,...

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Safety, Fire and Environmental Programs

Close up detail of a Fire of an AOC fire extinguisher

The Safety, Fire and Environmental Programs (SFEP), led by Sue Adams, 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.

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