Home Heating Fires


Did you know that, according to the NFPA website, “Half (49%) of all home heating fires occur in December, January and February.” It is also good to note that “Heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths.”

When the weather turns colder and the nights get longer, most people enjoy being warm and cozy in their home. By ignoring some important safety reminders, you can lose all that comfort and be faced with home renovation, rebuild and even loss of life. The National Fire Protection Association has put together some very valuable information and helpful tips for heating equipment safety.


Tips include the following:

  • Flammables should always be “at least three-feet away from heating equipment”

  • Never leave your house or even a room, with a heating device running – unattended heating equipment may cause a fire.

  • Always follow the manufacturer’s directions and head all warnings

  • “Test smoke alarms monthly.” This will be your first (and maybe only) line of warning in the event of a heating fire.

  • There are many more tips and helpful information; be sure to share this information with your family. Have a warm and safe winter.

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