How to use Tents and Heaters Safely

Use Tents and Heaters Safely
Posted on 01/06/2021
Outdoor tent

In this document, found here, learn how to use tents and heaters safely during the pandemic. Tents can be dangerous if they catch fire or collapse. For this reason, larger tents are regulated by the Fire and Building Codes. Heaters can also pose risks, regardless of how fuel or power is provided. This document presents a summary of code requirements as well as special streamlined permitting and rules in effect during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Topics include: 
• Should I choose a tent without walls?
• How close to a building can a tent be installed? 
• What are the full permit conditions for a temporary tent?
• Outdoor heating, electric heaters and lighting

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE SNOHOMISH REGIONAL FIRE & RESCUE DIVISION OF FIRE & LIFE SAFETY – OFFICE OF THE FIRE MARSHAL AT riskreduction@snofire7.org or (360) 794-7666 option 2.