Portable Propane Heater Information Guide
The Fire Department will enforce the following guidelines when businesses operate portable propane gas heater(s):
Heaters shall display a UL or other nationally recognized standard listing
Heaters shall be used in open-air areas only . Indoor use is not permitted
Heaters shall be set upon a firm foundation of substantially level surface
Heaters shall be equipped with a safety tilt shut-off switch
Specific Use Requirements
Heaters shall be calculated at a maximum of one heater per 150 square feet of use area
Heaters shall not obstruct the clear path of egress
Heaters shall maintain a minimum of 3-foot clearance from any combustible material, i.e. sides, top and below
Heaters or gas bottles shall not be stored within a building
The on-site storage of spare gas bottles is not allowed
Portable propane gas heaters must be handled with caution. In the unlikely event that a gas leak should occur, take the following steps:
Immediately shut off the gas bottle service valve.
Never test for a gas leak using an open flame. Use soapy water.
Eliminate all possible outside sources of ignition.
Do not turn any light switches on or off.
If the leak continues, contact the Fire Department by dialing 911.