Fire Safety Information
Discard ashes from fireplaces
into a metal container and store outside away from the house.
When buying a new space heater, make sure it carries the mark of an independent testing laboratory, and be sure to have fixed space heaters installed by a qualified technician, according to manufacturer's instructions or applicable building codes
Keep or maintain a 36-inch
clearance between space heaters and anything that can burn.
all wood and coal stoves, fireplaces, chimneys, chimney connectors and all other solid-fueled heating equipment by a professional, and clean as often as inspections suggest. Use only wood that is properly seasoned to reduce creosote build-up.
Test smoke alarms monthly
; install a carbon monoxide detector
in a central location outside each sleeping area.