Fire Safety is Key during Winter Months!

There have already been several home first this winter season. The frigid temps and potential for power outages bring on additional risks. In addition to have working smoke detectors through-out your entire home, please use additional safety measures including but not limited to;

  • Never leave space heathers unattended or on overnight
  • Don’t burn anything except dry seasoned wood in your fireplace
  • Make sure your chimney flue is open and unobstructed
  • Ashes can remain hot for days, remove and store in a noncombustible container outside of the house
  • Never leave candles unattended
  • Keep generators as far away from the structure as possible
  • Plug on 1 heat-producing appliance into an outlet at a time
  • Keep flammable objects at least 3 feet from heat sources

Also, make sure you have an escape plan in the unfortunate even of a house fire. Doors and windows should never be blocked.

Stay safe and warm this winter!


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