Fire Safety Tips


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Fire Safety Tips of the Month

Use only Tested and approved Christmas lights and extension cords.

Keep Real Christmas Trees well watered and away from direct heat.

Keep all Christmas greenery out of the reach of children and pets.

Remove your tree after the Holidays as soon as possible, a dry tree can be very dangerous.

DO NOT burn your Christmas wrapping in the fireplace or wood stove, as it will produce extreme temperatures beyond what your chimney is designed.

  • Provide deep, sturdy ashtrays

  • Empty ashtrays regularly

  • Always wet the ashtray contents before disposing

  • Check upholstery to make sure there are no materials smoldering

  • Never allow smoking in bed

  • Keep matches and lighters out of reach of children

  • Have smoke detectore installed in your home



Portable / Space Heaters

Maintain a 36" clearance around all heating devices.

Never leave children or pets unsupervised around portable heaters.

Never place clothes close to or on portable heaters to dry.

Always check to see that electrical wires are in good condition and not frayed.

Follow manufacturer’s instructions for installation, maintenance and use.

Use only the recommended fuel. (NEVER USE GASOLINE)

Keep anything that can burn at least (3) feet away from heater

Fireplaces / woodstoves

Have your chimney inspected by a professional before every heating season

Always have your screen in place on your fireplace

Burn only wood

Do not burn newspapers or wrapping paper.

Have your main heating equipment inspected and cleaned before the heating season.



Smoke detectors are critical to surviving a night time fire in your home.

Smoke detectors can awaken you in the event of a fire.

Detectors should be placed on the ceiling or on the wall 6 to 12 inches from the ceiling and should be placed in each bedroom on every floor including the basement.

Make sure that your batteries are changed twice a year ( A good time to do this is when you change your clocks).

Clean your smoke detectors at least once a year with a vacuum


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