Home Heating Fire Prevention Tips

Heating equipment caused an estimated 56,000 home fires and caused 470 deaths between 2009 and 2013 according to the National Fire Protection Association. Here are some tips from the Hartselle Fire Department.

Heating equipment caused an estimated 56,000 home fires and caused  470 deaths between 2009 and 2013 according to the National Fire Protection Association. Here are some tips from the Hartselle Fire Department.  Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from heat sources.  Never leave a space heater unattended. Turn off when leaving a room or sleeping.  Never plug a space heater into an extension cord.  Have a qualified service professional inspect your heating system annually.  Install and maintain carbon monoxide alarms.  Never use a space heater or any appliance with a damaged cord.