Heating Safety Tweets


Get fuel-burning appliances inspected annually by a registered fuel contractor. Go to COSafety.ca to find contractor #ImFireSafe4[insert month]

Your chimney may have problems you can’t see. Get chimneys cleaned and inspected every year #ImFireSafe4[insert month] http://bit.ly/2bjghON

Keep vents for furnaces and heating appliances free of ice, snow, debris to prevent deadly carbon monoxide #ImFireSafe4[insert month] http://bit.ly/2bjghON

Watch for smoke coming into room from woodstove & fireplace. Chimney may be blocked or faulty damper control mechanism #ImFireSafe4[insert month]

Protect your home from sparks. Use a fire screen around the fireplace #ImFireSafe4[insert month] http://bit.ly/2aOqxM0

Burn dry wood in fireplaces/woodstoves to reduce build-up of dangerous creosote in chimneys #ImFireSafe4[insert month] http://bit.ly/2aOqxM0

Allow fireplace/woodstove ashes to cool. Put in metal container with lid. Keep container outside #ImFireSafe4[insert month] http://bit.ly/2aOqxM0

Keep anything that can burn a safe distance away from wood stoves and fireplaces #ImFireSafe4[insert month] http://bit.ly/2aOqxM0

Keep space heaters at least 1 metre away from things that burn - curtains, upholstery, clothing #ImFireSafe4[insert month] http://bit.ly/2aOqxM0

Replace worn/damaged electrical wires/connections on vehicle block heaters/extension cords #ImFireSafe4[insert month] http://bit.ly/2b8qFZ7

Use proper gauge extension cord for vehicle block heaters #ImFireSafe4[insert month] http://bit.ly/2b8qFZ7

Use approved timers for vehicle block heaters rather than leaving heaters on all night #ImFireSafe4[insert month]

Prevent deadly carbon monoxide gas. Ensure vehicles are not left running inside garage or building #ImFireSafe4[insert month] http://bit.ly/2bjghON

Install working smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping areas of your home #ImFireSafe4[insert month] http://bit.ly/1rcQyt4

Install carbon monoxide alarms outside all sleeping areas of your home #ImFireSafe4[insert month] http://ontario.ca/bzok