Sedona AZ (September 30, 2012) – In the words of Harley McGuire, SedonaEye.com Paws Up Star Columnist, the autumnal equinox is upon us and, therefore, time to review fall fire safety tips.
“Regardless of the time of year, Arizona fire safety is a primary concern,” reminds Harley McGuire, sage pet columnist. ”Our beautiful deserts and national forests are home to many of my friends and pals. My dear old friend, Smokey the Bear, is always saying – only you can prevent forest fires – and he’s right! I always like to add that only you can prevent house fires by being proactive about the maintenance and safety of your household appliances, heaters and fireplaces. Do your part to prevent needless fires by following my easy safety tips.”
Central Heating System Safety Tips
It’s not a waste of money to get your central heating system cleaned, inspected and serviced by a certified HVAC (heating, venting and air conditioning) contractor every year before using it.
If you have a gas heater in your home or business, install carbon monoxide detectors. Detectors are available at most local hardware stores and super centers.
Space Heater Safety Tips
It’s very important that space heaters are used in safe places. Children and pets must be taught that heaters are not for young hands or curious noses.
Fireplace Heating Tips
U.S. Fire Administration offers tips at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/citizens/home_fire_prev/heating/fireplace.shtm
Fall and Halloween Decor Safety Tips
Site for autumn safety tips: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/halloween-decorating-safety-tips.html
Family Fire Safety Tips
Time for a checklist of things to be done http://www.firesafetytips.com/.
Outdoor Fall Fire Safety Tips
“I suggest that you contact local fire departments and ask for an in-home fire safety inspection. My pals at your local fire stations love to prevent fires and they are all heroes in my book. By the way, don’t forget to put a safety sticker on a window reminding firefighters that a child, an animal, a disabled person lives on the premises during an emergency. Do your part to help protect lives and property. Now let’s all get down to the business of making our homes and businesses safer by using the information resources that I’ve provided. Stay warm the right way!”