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Winter Fire Safety
- Keep space heaters at least 3 feet from things that can burn.
- Keep children at least 3 feet from space heaters.
- Turn space heaters off when you go to bed or leave the room.
- Plug space heaters directly into wall outlets and never into an extension cord or power strip.
- Purchase and use space heaters that have an automatic shut-off—if they tip over, they shut off.
- Purchase and use heaters that are listed by a qualified testing laboratory.
- Choose a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm that is listed by a qualified testing laboratory. Install and maintain CO alarms inside your home to provide early warning of carbon monoxide.
Any open flame is dangerous. If possible, use battery-operated candles, which can look, smell and feel like real candles. If you use candles in your home, prevent a fire by following these tips:
- Put candles in sturdy holders.
- Place candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn.
- Make sure candles cannot be reached by children or pets.
- Blow out all candles if you leave the room, get sleepy, or go to bed.
Generators should always be used outdoors and at least 20 feet away from windows. Generators, camp stoves, and grills can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Never use a gas stovetop or oven to heat your home.
- Portable generators should not be on balconies or porches.
- Portable generators must be at least 10 feet away from your structure.
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning:
- Can't be seen,
- Can't be smelled,
- Can't be heard,
- CAN BE STOPPED.