Click the images above or below to visit our advertisers' websites or facebook pages. Political ads are paid for by the candidates and placements here do not constitute an endorsement by Mt. Hermon Web TV.

September 28, 2020

Safe Heating Tips Ahead of First Dip in Temperatures

The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal (SFM) is reminding all residents to practice safe home heating as our state prepares for the first dip in temperatures this fall season. The top safe-heating tips include: 

  • Place space heaters 3-5 feet from combustible objects like blankets 
  • Plug all heating appliances directly into wall outlets, not power strips or extension cords 
  • Do not use stoves or ovens to heat homes 
  • Don’t overfill fireplaces/wood burning stoves 
  • Do not leave candles/open flames (or space heaters) left unattended 
  • Have working smoke alarms in your home! 

The SFM’s Operation Save-A-Life program partners with local fire departments and districts to provide FREE smoke alarm installations, at any time of the year, for families in need of assistance accessing the critical emergency-alert equipment. 

In addition to having working smoke alarms, the SFM also emphasizes the importance of having planned and practiced escape routes for your home that include knowing two ways out of every room. 

To register for a free smoke alarm, or learn more about Operation Save-A-Life, visit

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.