January 28, 2014
In order to stay warm during the frigid winter months, many people turn to alternative methods for heating their homes. According to the National Fire Protection Association, various forms of heating equipment have been involved in 53,000 reported home structure fires within the United States.Two factors that can lead to these fires are flammable material near heating equipment and leaving portable heaters unattended.
Please select the house graphic below to view ways to keep your family safe while heating your home during the winter. Also, visit the NYS Department of Health's F.I.R.E. Toolkit for more home fire prevention resources.