Use of Heaters in Temporary Tents & Awnings

CAL FIRE - Fire Marshal

CAL FIRE Information Bulletin
Office of the State Fire Marshal

Issued: December 15, 2020

Use of Heaters in Temporary Tents & Awnings

The CAL FIRE - Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) provides statewide fire prevention regulations for the use of tents, awnings, or other fabric enclosures. The following bulletin is applicable to all tent and awning applications, including tents and awnings for classrooms or teaching. Read CAL FIRE Bulletin.

Overview

The use of tents and membrane structures have become prevalent within the State Blueprint for a Safer Economy for classrooms/teaching, outdoor dining, beverage service, and events when such businesses are required to operate outdoors. OSFM encourages expedited approval of designated facilities and operations but reminds everyone that the California Code of Regulations Title 19 and Title 24 continue to remain in effect. Learn about these statues and regulations.

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