Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

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A Program of the ATS

Winter Months

Most residential fires occur during the winter months of December, January, and February. Improper use of heat sources such as wood burners, fireplaces, and furnaces contribute to fire injuries and deaths. Cleaning the chimney for creosote buildup before use and having the furnace inspected is a simple and easy way to prevent fires. Gasoline used for igniting fires should be stored away from the wood stove and combustibles such as curtains, chairs, and firewood should be at least three feet away from the source of fire.

Your Home Fire Safety Checklist
See Website: Consumer Product Safety Commission

CPSC Warns of Deadly Fire and CO Dangers
Consumer Product Safety Commission