Safety Basics

General Household Safety

Child Safety

Older Adult Safety

Fire Extinguisher Operation

Fire Extinguisher Classes

Smoke Detectors

Smoking

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Fireplaces

Furnaces / Space Heaters

Clothes Dryers

Kitchens

Electrical Hazards

Evacuation Plan

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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.