Cold Weather Threatens The RGV, Fire Fighters Offer Safety Tips

  • Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heaters.
  • Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.
  • Never use your oven to heat your home.
  • Always use the right kind of fuel for fuel burning space heaters.
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month.
  • Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.
  • Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room

***Originally posted February 12, 2021