The NC Fire Prevention Code (NCSFC) requires tents, canopies and other membrane structures to be evaluated for fire and life safety and a permit issued prior to any event that utilizes such a structure. The University Fire Marshal, in the Department of Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS), will be responsible for Carolina’s compliance with this requirement. Any unit holding an event involving the use of a canopy or tent that meets or exceeds the size parameters (tent greater than 400 square feet or any canopy greater than 700 square feet) must submit a Tent/Canopy Permit Application to the Fire Marshal for review and submission to DOI.

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