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Space Heater Safety

Heating equipment caused an estimated 56,000 home fires and caused 470 deaths between 2009 and 2013. 
  • Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned/inspected annually
  • Place space heater on a level, hard surface.
  • Keep anything flammable at least 3 feet away from heating source.
  • Turn space heater OFF when leaving the room or going to bed.
  • Never plug a space heater in a power strip.
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. 
  • Never use an oven to heat your home.

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