The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that heating equipment is
the second leading cause of home fires in the US. More than 53% of all home heating
fire deaths resulted from fires that began when heating equipment was too close to
things that can burn.
In an effort to help keep our campus free from space heater fire hazards, UNCSA faculty
and staff are encouraged to read the OSHR Space Heater Use Program (PDF) to understand how to safely use portable/personal space heaters on campus and
the steps to take before purchasing one for your personal area. Residential students
also should refer to the High School or College handbooks for housing policies.