Staying Warm (and Safe) in Winter Weather
During the winter months, there are many types of heat sources used in our homes and businesses to keep us warm and comfortable. Anytime we use a portable heat source there comes a fire risk with it, so we must create boundaries and remind ourselves of the dangers that come with comfort.
Below are some friendly reminders to help keep everyone safe when using portable heat sources.
~ Keep anything flammable at least three feet away from heating equipment, like kerosene heaters, electric space heaters, electric heating blankets, etc.
~ Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room, they should never be left on without supervision.
~ Never leave a child alone with a portable heat source.
~ Always use the right fuel in the heater, only use what the directions call for.
~ Test your smoke alarms monthly and change your batteries on a schedule.