Fire & Life Safety Tips

JANUARY 2022

 

"STAY WARM, STAY SAFE"

 

  • Hazardous Material in the Home: Many common household materials can also be a fire hazard if not handled or stored properly. To avoid a short circuit, corrosive material leaks, and overheating, batteries should be kept in the original package until ready to use and should be disposed of at a recycling center. Other items such as gasoline cans, oily rags, paint cans, and other solvents should be stored in their original containers in an outbuilding, shed, or detached garage. All hazardous materials should be disposed of at a designated recycling center. 1) 9-Volt Battery 2) Lithium Ion Battery 3) Flammables
 
  • Winter Weather: Severe weather can happen at any time, in any part of the country. That’s why it’s important for your community to be ready for severe weather events and to understand the fire risks that can come with them.
 
  • Heating Hazards:  There is something about the winter months and curling up with a good book by the fireplace. But did you know that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths? With a few simple safety tips and precautions you can prevent most heating fires from happening. 1) Your chimney and the flue that lines it adds architectural interest to your home, but its’ real function is to carry dangerous flue gases from your fireplace, wood stove or furnace safely out of your home. 2) Portable Space Heater - When the weather turns cold, it can bring a chill into our homes. Portable space heaters have become a popular way to supplement central heating or heat one room.
 
 
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