Home Heating Fire Prevention Tips. Heating equipment caused an annual average of 44,210 home fires and 480 deaths between 2016 and 2020 according to the National Fire Protection Association. Learn how to stay safe with these tips.

  • Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from heat sources
  • Never leave a space heater unattended. Turn off when leaving a room or sleeping
  • Never plug a space heater into an extension cord
  • Never use a cooking stove to heat your home or dry clothes
  • Space heaters on level, flat surfaces on the ground
  • Have a qualified service professional inspect your heating system annually
  • Install and maintain carbon monoxide alarms
  • Never use a space heater or any appliance with a damaged cord