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Home Fire Safety Tips for the Winter Season

“People are at greater risk of a home fire in the winter season. You can help prevent winter weather-related home fires in your community by sharing these safety tips, social media messages, and public service announcements”.

Winter is just beginning, but we have already experienced winter storms that have left homes and businesses without electricity; leaving us to find alternate ways to heat our homes. Whenever we use alternate heating methods we increase the risk of having a home fire or exposing ourselves to dangerous carbon monoxide. Winter Fire Safety PSA.

Portable Heater Safety PSA

Space heaters cause one-third of home heating fires and 4 out of 5 home heating fire deaths. Protect your family: if you're heating your home with a space heater this winter, take a few moments to review these safety tips.

Share these Heating Safety social media cards:

Carbon Monoxide

150+ people die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning occurring from products and equipment in their home. The key to protecting your family is to be aware of the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. Learn more about the dangers of carbon monoxide.

Share these carbon monoxide social media cards.


Generators should always be used outside the home.

All prevention and public education materials are part of Fire is Everyone’s Fight. You can find more information about Fire is Everyone's Fight and don’t forget to join the Fight.