Fire Safety Tips
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 manufacturers 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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