Safety Basics

General Household Safety

Child Safety

Older Adult Safety

Fire Extinguisher Operation

Fire Extinguisher Classes

Smoke Detectors


Carbon Monoxide Detectors


Furnaces / Space Heaters

Clothes Dryers


Electrical Hazards

Evacuation Plan

Other Resources

Fire Safety Links

JNE News



Furnaces/Space Heaters

-Install and maintain heating equipment correctly. Have your furnace inspected and cleaned by a professional prior to the start of every heating season.

-Keep space heaters at least three feet away from anything that can burn, including the wall.

-When purchasing heaters, choose devices with automatic shut-off features.

-Portable space heaters should be turned off every time you leave a room or go to bed.

-Never use your gas oven or stove to heat your home.

-Do not use propane heaters indoors.

-Extension cords should never be used with electrical space heaters.