The Columbus Fire Department is close to purchasing about three dozen new radios.
Columbus mayor appoints new fire chief, David Allmon on Monday.
Police officers and firefighters will be exempted from the ban.
While experts say space heaters have become safer in the past several years, fire officials contend no heater is safe enough to overcome human error.
Though he says it’s not his budget to craft, Columbus’s mayor says he understands concerns the Columbus Township Trustee may be overspending for services.