Date: January 2, 2018
From: Sean E. McCarthy, Village Architect
Re: Home Heating and Fire Safety
The following are home heating code requirements and basic home heating fire safety
• Residential occupancies shall be provided with heating facilities capable of maintaining a room temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit in all habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms.
• Cooking appliances shall not be used as a means to provide required heating.
• Unvented fuel burning space heaters are not permitted.
• Do not use extensions cords to power electric heaters.
• Always turn off heaters before leaving the room.
• Chimney’s must be clean of creosote, blockages, and free of cracks.
• Keep combustibles at least 36 inches away from opening.
• Always use a fireplace screen.
• Never leave the fire unattended.
• Do not allow ashes to build up. Use a covered metal container to remove ashes and store outside at least 10 feet from structures.
• Smoke alarms shall be installed in the following locations:
- In each sleeping room.
- Outside each separate sleeping room in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms
- On each story of the dwelling.
CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS
• At least (1) carbon monoxide detector shall be installed on each story containing
a sleeping area or a carbon monoxide source.
• Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM contact the Building Department, 914-366-5116
• Monday thru Friday 4:30 PM – 8:30 AM, weekends and holidays-Contact the Police Department,
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR HEATING SYSTEM
• Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM contact the Building Department, 914-366-5116 or Email: