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Social media toolkit Heating fire safety

How to use this toolkit

The toolkit contains content that you can share on Twitter, Facebook and other social media channels to increase awareness about heating fire safety. You can copy this content or customize it to reach your audience.

Messages to share

Include these key messages about heating fire safety when creating content for social media posts.

Heating is the second leading cause of home fires.
  • Install and test carbon monoxide alarms at least once a month.
  • Have a qualified professional clean and inspect your chimney and vents every year.
  • Store cooled ashes in a tightly covered metal container, and keep it outside at least 10 feet from your home and any nearby buildings.
  • Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from any heat source like fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators or space heaters.
  • Plug only one heat-producing appliance (such as a space heater) into an electrical outlet at a time.
  • Never use an oven to heat your home.
  • Turn space heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.


Social cards

Use the cards below by themselves or include supporting content with them to reinforce the card messages.


Winter Safety (30 seconds)

Portable Heater Safety (30 seconds)

Keep Heaters 3 Feet Away (30 seconds)

Public domain images

Images can visually reinforce the messages you want to reach your audience with in your social media posts. Use our public domain images to help increase awareness about heating fire safety.

carbon monoxide alarms
space heater
woman sitting to the side of a fireplace

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More outreach materials

Visit our heating outreach materials page for links to customizable handouts that you can recommend to community organizations that want to promote fire safety.