Tyler Fire Department reminds citizens to prepare for cooler weather

Tyler Fire Department reminds citizens to prepare for cooler weather
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 11:43am

As cooler weather begins to move back into the community, now is the time to start preparing for the season.

With the season’s first freezing temperatures being forecast for this evening, the Tyler Fire Department would like to remind citizens of a few important safety tips as we get ready for the colder weather.

Preparation is of key importance, and now is the time to consider giving your home a check-up:

  • Furnaces should be inspected and serviced by qualified professionals each year
  • Chimneys and vents should also be inspected and cleaned annually
  • Portable space heaters should never be left unattended and should never be used with extension cords
  • Heaters need adequate space. Keep all combustibles at least three feet away from fireplaces, stoves, and space heaters
  • Never leave candles unattended
  • Ensure that you have adequate protection provided by working smoke alarms. These life-saving devices should be located on every level of your home, in each bedroom, and outside of each sleeping area
  • Carbon monoxide detectors should be tested regularly
  • Make sure that you have practiced your fire escape plan with your family

The Tyler Fire Department’s Smoke Alarm Installation Program will be ongoing for the rest of year.

To sign up for this program, or to obtain more information about fire safety, please contact the Tyler Fire Marshal’s Office at 903-535-0007.

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