The New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control
performs annual inspections of facilities on campus for violations
of the State Fire Code. Inspections begin in the Fall, and
followups are conducted at the start of the new year. The most
common violations are the improper use of extension cords.
Extension cords and flexible cords are not be used as a substitute for permanent wiring. Extension cords and flexible cords shall not be affixed to structures, extended through walls, ceilings or floors, or under doors or floor coverings, nor shall such cords be subject to environmental damage or physical impact. Extension cords shall be used only with portable appliances. (Source: Fire Code of New Yok State, §F605.5 Extension cords)
On a regular basis, you should check your area to make sure you
are in compliance with the New York State Fire Code: