Give space heaters space

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Dec 10, 2013

For many folks, it is time to start thinking about safety when using home heating devices.  Whether using space heaters, fire places, or woodstoves, there are guidelines to consider to ensure safety.  First and foremost, it is critical to make sure there is adequate clearance for space heaters. The heat source should be at least 3 feet from anything that can burn – including people. Blankets, furniture, and newspapers pose fire risks when placed too close to heaters and fire places. Give space heaters space is one of the fire prevention messages in the Remembering When™ program, but this message is important for people of all ages.

Read the full post by NFPA's Karen Berard-Reed on our Safety Source blog.