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Practice These Tips to Prevent Winter Fire Hazards

Winter Fire Safety TipsThe high cost of fuel and utilities have many people searching for alternative ways to heat their homes. But most home fires occur in the winter and peak in January. Whether you're using a furnace, fireplace, or space heaters to stay warm, make sure they are in optimal working condition and well maintained. 

Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors should be installed throughout your home, have working batteries and be tested monthly. Protect yourself and your loved ones by reviewing these home heating safety tips.

Are You Winter Ready?

Winter Weather Threats Infographic
While we expect it every year, many of us often feel completely unprepared for winter.

Now is a good time to educate yourself on some common weather threats, such as extreme cold temperatures, wind chill, heavy snow and ice. Other topics include:
Be sure to watch our web, Facebook and Twitter pages for reminders on staying safe and warm this winter. You can also find additional winter safety tips here.