Home Heating Safety

A warm, cozy fire or warmth from a space heater can quickly spell danger during the cold winter months of November through March – the time when home fires and home fire-related deaths are more likely to occur.  Each year, nearly 600 children ages 14 and under die in residential fires and another 40,000 children are injured.

To help prevent a fire, parents and caregivers need to closely inspect the home and eliminate all potential hazards.  During the winter months especially, it’s extremely important that families take the proper precautions to ensure all home heating equipment is in working order and that all household members know how to escape in case of a fire.