‘Tis the season for rosy cheeks, button-down coats, and cranking up the heat. However, it’s also the time of year when home fires peak, many of which are caused by heating equipment.
According to the most recent press release put out by NFPA, “Half of all home heating fires occur during December, January, and February, when we are fully utilizing our heating systems” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of communications for NFPA. “The public can reduce their risk of getting left out in the cold by following NFPA’s safe heating behaviors.”
Watch our friend Dan Doofus in the video above as he learns about heating safety. Also, take a look at the full press release for safety tips on staying safe this winter.