Stuarts Draft Volunteer Fire Co.

Space Heaters

  • Never add fuel to a portable heater that is turned on or still hot; the fuel could explode into flames.

  • Never run the heater's cord under a carpet, rug or furniture. This could cause the cord to overheat and start a fire.

  • Keep flammable materials - including bedding, clothing, draperies, rugs and furniture - at least three feet away from the heater, even if your space heater has safety features such as cut-off switches or heating element guards.

  • Don't use space heater in rooms where children are unsupervised, and might poke fingers or other objects throught the heater's protective guards. Even the slightest contact with a heating coil or element can cause a severe shock, burn or fire.

  • Never leave space heaters on while you're sleeping.