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.) | Examples of prohibited open flame devices [pdf]
  2. Incense | Examples of prohibited incense [pdf]
  3. Halogen lamps, neon signs, or medusa/multi-head lamps with plastic shades | Examples of prohibited lamps/signs [pdf]
  4. Heat activated or plug-in type air fresheners | Examples of prohibited air fresheners [pdf]
  5. Extension cords and multi-plug adapters. UL-listed power strips with a circuit breaker are permitted. No more than one strip can be used per outlet. Power strips should not pose a safety hazard.| Examples of prohibited extension cords/adapters [pdf] | Examples of approved power strips [pdf]
  6. Any material such as flags, sheets, posters, or netting fastened to or covering the ceiling lights, smoke detectors or sprinkler heads. 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. Rugs, carpets, or curtains unless they are flame resistant and labeled as such. (The College has flame-resistant curtains, carpets, mattresses, and furniture in all residence hall rooms.)
  9. Natural (potted or fresh cut) decorations (examples include pine decorations, leaves, cornstalks, etc.) | Examples of prohibited natural decorations [pdf]
  10. Electric or fuel portable heaters and air conditioners | Examples of prohibited heaters/air conditioners [pdf]
  11. All electrical appliances used for cooking food, including hot plates, indoor grills, toasters, toaster ovens, or electric frying pans, etc. | Examples of prohibited electrical appliances [pdf]
  12. Personal items, objects and furniture impeding emergency egress

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