Spring is just around the corner but for now it’s still pretty cold! House fires are more likely in the winter. Know the risks, and take preventive steps to put a freeze on winter fires to help protect you and your family!
Follow these heating tips to help prevent winter fires and to stay safe this winter season:
-Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from all heat sources including fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators, space heaters or candles.
-Never use an oven to heat your home.
-Turn space heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.
-Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected each year by a professional.
For more information and free fire-safety resources, visit www.usfa.fema.gov.