Winter Fire Safety

  1. Space Heaters
  2. Candles

Space Heaters

  • Keep space heaters at least 3 feet from things that can burn.
  • Keep children at least 3 feet from space heaters.
  • Turn space heaters off when you go to bed or leave the room.
  • Plug space heaters directly into wall outlets and never into an extension cord or power strip.
  • Purchase and use space heaters that have an automatic shut-off—if they tip over, they shut off.
  • Purchase and use heaters that are listed by a qualified testing laboratory.
  • Choose a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm that is listed by a qualified testing laboratory. Install and maintain CO alarms inside your home to provide early warning of carbon monoxide.