Winter Fire Safety Tips

With the increased home heating costs this season, many people are turning to space heaters as a supplement to their heating systems. If not used properly, space heaters pose a significant fire safety hazard. Below are a few tips to keep in mind when using a portable heater.

  • Never use extension cords with a portable heater.
  • Only use heaters that have a tip over switch.
  • Only use UL listed heaters.
  • Only use kerosene and propane heaters in ventilated areas ( Not permitted on campus)
  • Keep combustible materials at least 24" away from all sides of the heater.
  • Do not leave the heater on when not in the room.
  • Never leave young children unattended near the heater.
  • Always read and follow the manufacturers guidelines

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