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Winter Home Safety

As the days get colder, stay warm and safe with these tips:

  1. Install a Carbon Monoxide detector on each floor of your home, and near sleeping areas

  2. Place space heaters at least 3 feet away from curtains, furniture and areas where children play

  3. Supervise children at all times when a space heater is in use

  4. Burn only seasoned wood in fireplaces and woodstoves — not cardboard, newspaper or trash. These items burn unevenly and may contain toxins

  5. Use sturdy screens or doors to keep embers inside the fireplace, and to keep kids out

  6. Be sure that the fireplace flue is open before lighting a fire