Portable Space Heaters
Fire Safety Dispatch
December 12, 2016
Space heaters place high energy demands on a building and can be fire hazards. Before you buy or deploy a space heater, call CUIMC Facilities Management at 212-305-HELP (4357), option 3, to request a heating assessment. If deemed necessary, Facilities Management will conduct an electrical evaluation to determine the appropriate size heater.
Only oil-filled, radiator type portable space heaters with no exposed heating elements are allowed.
Space Heater Safety
- Keep heater at least three feet away from combustible materials.
- Do not use an extension cord unless specifically allowed in owner’s manual.
- Do not place the space heater under a desk or in another enclosed area.
- Turn off heater when room is unoccupied. Do not leave heater unattended.