Tips for Preventing Home FiresUSA.gov sent this bulletin at 01/10/2014 07:00 PM EST
Home fires occur more often in winter than in any other season. Here are some steps you can take to prevent home fires:
- Review safety tips for portable heaters, woodstoves, fireplaces, generators, and candles.
- Develop a home escape plan and practice it periodically.
- Ensure that you have working smoke alarms in every bedroom and outside every sleeping area. Test them monthly.
Visit the U.S. Fire Administration for more safety information.