Pennsic University Heat Source Policy
Pre-approval is needed to use *any* heat sources - yes, even a candle – in any University tent, and special care needs to be taken to not damage the tents or tables or chairs.
In Pennsic University heat sources can be used ONLY by pre-approval in a very limited number of tents. This restriction does not apply to classes held in private encampments.
If your class requires use of a heat source (including, but not limited to: candles, camp stoves, hot plates, charcoal burners, Sterno™ cans, propane torches), you must obtain prior approval from the University Chancellor or designate. This includes glass classes. Failure to receive prior approval may result in not scheduling or the cancellation of your class.
Classes using heat sources must move tables as far away from tent walls as possible to minimize the chance of damage to the canvas.
Small open flame sources such as candles or Sterno™ cans must be placed on a fireproof surface to prevent damage to tabletops.
Larger flame sources such as camp stoves or charcoal burners must be securely set on a level tabletop and make use of a flame shield/windbreak if available.
Propane torches, such as those used for glass bead making, must be securely affixed to the edge of the table at all times, not hand-held or standing on the tabletop, and be pointed away from tent walls. When working with hot glass, a heatproof surface must cover all tabletops to reduce the possibility of damage or fire.
All active heat sources must be supervised at all times.