Open Flame Requirements

The following documents illustrate the code requirements, hazards and fire/fatality statistics associated with use of candles. FLS normally allows the use of candles in theatrical performances and some ceremonies when subjected to full compliance of the requirements and applicable codes and the continuous presence of firewatchers. However, based on these documents and the potential fire risk for the building occupants and the building, FLS requests that candles not be used inside campus buildings. FLS requests that other means, e.g., an air freshener, be used to accomplish the desired effect. Please review the following documents and contact FLS if you wish to discuss any potential alternatives.

Candle Safety - Requirements and Regulations

Candle Safety - Code Review

Open Flame Requirements - Assembly Occupancies