2013-12-13 / Community Events

Keeping warm, safe this winter

By Richard W. Rudolph
Installation Safety Office

Most people living in Georgia would agree the weather can change very quickly. With winter around the corner, that could mean snow, hail, ice, or a mixture of them. So, when heating the home this season, be safe with this list of preventive measures to take to avoid any mishaps during this holiday season.

Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Almost half of home heating equipment fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February. Some simple steps can prevent most heatingrelated fires from happening.

Make sure all family members are aware of safety tips. For more information, visit www.nfpa.org.

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