Open Flame Policy

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Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines and procedures by which open flame devices may be used upon the Calvin College campus and Calvin’s public buildings (including spaces leased and used by Calvin). It is the intent of this policy to reduce potential hazards which may contribute to loss of property or life at Calvin College. This policy is not intended to restrict the use of laboratory, facilities maintenance, or food service equipment used in normal operations. 

The following College requirements for the use of open flame devices are drawn from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Life Safety Code 101 2003 Edition and the International Fire Code 2003 Edition, and through consultation with the Grand Rapids fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau.

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