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2022 - Fire - Spotlights

Posted on: December 19, 2022

Heating Safety Tips

Space Heater, Heating Safety Tips, Department Patch

Portable space heaters are often used to heat rooms and homes. They can cause fires, severe injuries, and death if not used properly. If using a portable heater, remember these important safety tips:

• Keep heaters at least 3 feet from anything that can burn, including furniture, carpets, curtains, and people.
• Place heaters on solid, non-flammable surfaces.
• Never block exits with a heater and keep them out of the way of foot traffic.
• Keep children away from heaters.
• Always plug heaters directly into wall outlets – NEVER use an extension cord.
• Turn off and unplug space heaters when leaving a room or going to bed.
Protect yourself from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning by installing a battery-operated CO detector, and never use generators, grills, camp stoves, or similar devices indoors. 

To learn more about heating safety, please visit National Fire Protection Agency: Heating Safety

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