Fire Hazards

The following objects are among the items that are prohibited. This is not an exhaustive list. If you have a question about an appliance or item not listed here, please contact the Campus Fire Marshall at (585) 899-3833.

More information can be found on the Fire Safety page of the Campus Safety & Security website.

  1. Any device with an open flame (candles, Bunsen Burners, etc.)
  2. Incense
  3. Halogen lamps, neon signs, or medusa/multi-head lamps with plastic shades
  4. Heat-activated or plug-in type air fresheners
  5. Extension cords (UL approved power strips in good condition with a fuse or breaker are permitted)
  6. Any material such as flags, sheets, posters, or netting fastened to or covering the ceiling lights, smoke detectors or sprinkler heads. Per NY Fire Code, any item hanging on a wall must be a minimum of 18 inches from the ceiling.
  7. Torn or ripped chairs, couches, or furniture
  8. Neon signs
  9. Electric or fuel portable heaters
  10. Rugs, carpets, or curtains unless they are noncombustible or flame resistant and labeled as such. (The campus has flame-resistant curtains, carpets, mattresses, and furniture in all Residence Hall rooms.)
  11. Natural (potted or fresh cut) decorations (examples include pine decorations, leaves, cornstalks, etc.).
  12. All electrical appliances used for cooking food, including hot plates, indoor grills, toasters, toaster ovens, or electric frying pans, etc.

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