Fire Safety and Space Heater Regulations

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The City of Gainesville Fire Marshal is on the Brenau University Gainesville Campus eight months a year. His main objective is to help the university ensure that we are in compliance with all fire codes, and more importantly to ensure that the university is the safest possible environment for students, faculty, staff and guests.

As daytime temperatures continue to cool, more and more space heaters are appearing around campus. As a reminder, the only space heaters allowed on campus are oil-filled radiator style heaters. Any heater that has an open element or coil is against fire code and disallowed. Basically, if your heater emanates light, it is against the rules. Over the past several weeks the fire marshal has removed numerous heaters that do not meet code. Please help us maintain the safest possible environment by removing any illegal heaters in your space.