Are you worried that relying on a space heater may cause your house to catch fire?
Do you follow space heater safety guidelines to help prevent a catastrophe?
According to the East Side Fire Department, “the most important facts in planning ahead, before a tragedy occurs include:
- Keep your smoke detector working at all times. Never remove the batteries. Saving the price of a battery is not worth deactivating one of the most valuable protection systems in your home. And don't forget to test your detector monthly!
- Keep a charged fire extinguisher handy at all times. However, if you have a fire that’s large or spreading rapidly, don’t try to extinguish it by yourself. Leave the house immediately and call 9-1-1.
- Practice family fire drills. If equipment is needed, such as a rope or a chain ladder to escape from a second-story window, purchase it as soon as possible and store it in a readily accessible place (under your bed, perhaps). Emphasize the importance of each family member escaping and meeting outdoors at a pre-selected location (such as sidewalk, mailbox, or curb) away from the fire.
- Memorize the emergency number for fire, emergency medical service and police response: 9-1-1. When you call this number from a safe location, know your address and the name of the closest intersecting street to your location. Remain calm. Do not hang up until the fire department tells you.
- Clear the fire hydrant of snow while cleaning your driveway and walkway to ensure easy access.
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