The toolkit contains content that you can share on Twitter, Facebook and other social media channels to increase awareness about winter fire safety. You can copy this content or customize it to reach your audience.
Messages to share
Include these key messages about winter fire safety when creating content for social media posts.
Heating is the second leading cause of home fires.
Home fires occur more in winter than in any other season.
Keep portable generators outside, away from windows, and as far away as possible from your home.
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.