The Care recipient (cr) often uses portable heaters in the winter and is concerned about causing a house fire

Try: Keep portable heaters three foot away from anything that can burn always place portable heaters on flat surfaces always turn the heater off when you leave the room or go to sleep avoid using household extension cords with portable heaters if you must use an extension cord make sure that it is a heavy-duty cord

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References: Adapted from the seattle fire department fire prevention division 2007 home heating safety a factsheet on safely heating your home available at www seattle gov

Keywords: Fire safety heaters home safety fire prevention

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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