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Winter Heating Safety

BE WARM AND SAFE THIS WINTER!

Did you know that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths?

  • Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away from heating equipment.
  • Never use your oven to heat your home.
  • Remember to turn off portable heaters when leaving the room or going to bed.
  • Install and maintain a carbon monoxide (CO)¬†alarm.
  • Make sure all fuel burning equipment is vented to the outside¬†to prevent CO poisoning.
  • Keep portable generators outside and as far away as possible from house and windows.
  • Plug only 1 heat producing appliance (space heater) into an electrical outlet.

For information visit https://usfa.fema.gov/winter