Section 7.1 - Use of Candles and Other Open Flame Devices


To preserve life safety and reduce the risk of fire as required by the Life Safety Code (NFPA 101), the use of candles and other open flame devices in Lamar University and Lamar Institute of Technology buildings is prohibited unless specially approved through the Office of Risk Management. Open flames meeting the requirements for exceptions specified in the NFPA Life Safety Code will be authorized. 

  1. Exceptions are available for:
  2. Educational and research purposes.
  3. Dining and food service areas
  4. Theatrical or other entertaining arts performances.
  5. Special religious ceremonies.
  6. Maintenance operations conducted under a hot work permit system.

Once specifically approved for use in a laboratory or dining facility, the same or same type of open flame device may be used on multiple occasions without re-approval.