Fire Safety Measures
Potential Fire Hazards continued...
Gas-Fired Space Heaters
These heaters should not be used in small, enclosed areas -- especially bedrooms -- because there is potential for explosion or carbon monoxide poisoning.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions for lighting the pilot. Otherwise, gas vapors can accumulate and ignite, burning your hand or face.
Light a match to ignite the pilot before you turn on the gas; it will prevent gas buildup. Keep flammable materials away from gas-fired appliances.
use a propane heater (LP) with a gas cylinder.
Use proper fuses in electrical boxes, do not overload outlets, and use insulated and grounded electrical cords.
Keep trash cleaned up in attics, basements, and garages.
Be careful with gas equipment such as lawn mowers, snow blowers, and chain saws.
Avoid fireworks. Think of safety first when dealing with fireworks.