IMPORTANT MESSAGE: HOME HEATING AND FIRE SAFETY

MEMORANDUM

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
guidelines.

HEATING REQUIREMENTS

• 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.

APPLIANCES

• 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.

FIREPLACES/ STOVES

• 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

• 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.

COMPLAINTS

• 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,
914-631-0800

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR HEATING SYSTEM

• Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM contact the Building Department, 914-366-5116 or Email:
smccarthy@villageofsleepyhollow.org