Home Heating Fire Safety

Close up image showing a woodstove with the door open and a persons hand holding a small metal shovel is removing the ashes from the woodstove and placing them in a black metal ash bucket.

Wood ashes should be stored in a covered metal container placed outside in a safe location.

Close up image of a man wearing an old style chimney sweep top hat and a modern safety harness up on the roof on a building cleaning a chimney flue

Chimneys should be cleaned and inspected at least once a year.

Close up image of a Carbon Monoxide alarm showing a green operating light and a test and reset button.

Test your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms once a month.

Image of a mother and young son sitting on a large cusion in front of a fire in a fireplace while the Mom is teaching her son to knit.

Fuel burning heating appliances should be inspected each year before use.

Close up image of a portable space heater turned on high and located only 10 inches or so from a bed with a bedskirt.

Keep portable space heaters at least 3 feet from anything that can burn.

Close up image of technician doing maintenance on a gas fire.

Furnaces require regular maintenance by a qualified technician.