Heating Safety

NFPA Heater Safety Guidance (.pdf) is a downloadable sheet to help you stay warm and safe this winter. Here are a few helpful tips:

  • Keep space heaters at least 3 feet away from anything that can burn - including furniture, blankets, curtains, paper products. 
  • Create a 3 feet "kid-free zone," an area around the heater where children are to avoid.
  • Choose space heaters that turn off automatically if they tip over.
  • Purchase and use only space heaters that have the label of a recognized testing laboratory.
  • Be sure to test smoke alarms at least once a month.

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