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Never discard hot ashes inside or near the
home. Place them in a metal container outside
and well away from the house.

-Never use a range or an oven as a
supplemental heating device. Not only
is it a safety hazard, it can be a source of
potentially toxic fumes.

-If you use an electric heater, be sure not to
overload the circuit. Only use extension
cords which have the necessary rating to
carry an amp load.

TIP: Choose an extension cord the same size
or larger than the appliance electrical cord.

-Avoid using electrical space heaters in

bathrooms or other areas where they may
come in contact with water.

-Frozen water pipes? Never try to thaw
them with a blow torch or other open
flame, otherwise the pipe could conduct the
heat and ignite the wall structure inside the
wall space. Use hot water for thawing or a
device, like a hand-held dryer, evaluated by
a nationally recognized laboratory such as
Underwriters Laboratories (UL).Ø If windows are used as emergency exits
in your home, practice using them in the
event fire should strike. Be sure that all the
windows open easily. Home escape ladders
are recommended.

-If there is a fire hydrant near your home
you can assist the fire department by
keeping the hydrant clear of snow so in the
event it is needed, it can be located.

(usfa.fema.gov)