October 29, 2009

Tips to heat your home safely this winter

New data released by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in September shows that most injuries from fires involving
heating equipment occurred when the user was asleep or when a child under 10 was
left unsupervised with the equipment.  AHAM wants to remind consumers to never leave an operating heater
unattended and always unplug heater when you are not using it!

Check out www.heatersafety.org for the full list of heater safety tips and request a free “Stay Safe! Top Tips for using your Portable Electric Heater Safely!” brochure in English or Spanish.  You can also order large quatities of the brochures and AHAM’s “Safety Educator Tool Kit” online at www.aham.org/safetyinfo.

Stay warm, be smart and stay safe while enjoying your portable electric heater!

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