|Home Heating Safety Tips|
|By Firefighter Michael Centrone|
|February 14, 2022|
With us being in the heart of the winter, the Willingboro Fire Department reminds everyone to use extreme caution while using portable heaters. Please watch this short video from the NFPA.
Heating Fire Facts
Based on 2014-2018 annual averages:
Most home heating fire deaths (81%) involved stationary or portable space heaters. The leading factor contributing to home heating fires (25%) was failure to clean, principally from solid-fueled heating equipment, primarily chimneys. Half of the home heating fire deaths were caused by having heating equipment to close too things that can burn, such as upholstered furniture, clothing mattresses or bedding. Nearly half (48%) of all home heating fires occurred in December, January and February.