Heating Safety

Heating equipment is one of the leading causes of fire during the winter months. Heating equipment that is commonly found and used in the home includes electric space heaters, fuel fired heaters, fireplaces and wood stoves. If you use a wood burning device such as a fireplace or wood stove, place ashes in a metal container outside and away from the building for several days. Before disposing of the ashes, soak thoroughly with water to ensure Heating equipment is one of the leading causes of fire during the winter months. Heating equipment that is commonly found and used in the home includes electric space heaters, fuel fired heaters, fireplaces and wood stoves. If you use a wood burning device such as a fireplace or wood stove, place ashes in a metal container outside and away from the building for several days. Before disposing of the ashes, soak thoroughly with water to ensure they are completely cooled. Click on the links below to see how you can prevent fires caused by heating equipment.
 
 Heating Safety Tips
 
Fact Sheet
 
Space Heater Safety Video

 
Space Heater Fire 
  
Space Heater Virtual Demonstration