Use of Portable Propane Gas Heating Equipment Regulations
Use of Portable Propane Fuel Gas Heating Equipment for
City of Cambridge has implemented a program for the use of portable propane
fuel gas heating equipment. This program is aimed toward supporting local
businesses that incorporate outside seating in conformance with their licensing
from the Cambridge License Commission.
following only applies for patio heaters utilizing portable propane fuel gas.
Hard piped natural gas or electric heaters are subject to the Cambridge Inspectional
Services requirements. This does not apply to any portable cooking appliances.
provisions of Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code, with special
attention to the attached sections 10.10.1 through 10.10.2, 10.10.6.3 through
10.10.6.3.6, 10.10.7, 10.10.10, 22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199.4 and 188.8.131.52
through 184.108.40.206, shall be adhered to.
for use and storage shall be in accordance with the attached sections 69.1.2
and 220.127.116.11 and in consultation with the Fire Prevention Bureau. Properties
that have existing fire department issued flammable storage permits will be
able to include propane amounts on those permits and not require an additional
permit. Permits shall be considered surrendered and revoked immediately as
determined by the Fire Official and/or License Commission. Violation notices
will be at the discretion of the Fire Official.
addition to the above, heaters shall be:
with permission from the building/land owner,
within the dates of September 1 and May 31,
consultation with the local business association,
in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions,
and labeled for use as a commercial grade patio heater,
with electronic ignition,
to prevent being knocked over,
as to not obstruct any ingress or egress,
at mean grade.
addition to the above, the portable propane fuel gas shall be:
addition to the above, personnel charged with being responsible for
the heaters will be required to successfully pass and thereafter keep
current, the Massachusetts Approved Crowd Manager Training Program
For any questions,
contact Fire Prevention at: