|Chimney and Home Heating Safety Tips|
|By Firefighter Charles Foy|
|January 17, 2018|
Winter has certainly made its presence felt here in beautiful Southern Chester County. A recent two-week period with below freezing temperatures stressed many home heating units and chimneys used overtime to keep warm. Each year the West Grove Fire Company responds to several home heating-related incidents ranging from chimney fires to furnace malfunctions to gas odors and leaks. According to the National Fire Protection Association: Nearly half of home heating equipment fires are reported during the months of December, January & February. Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths.
The following are tips and links to sound advice you can follow to keep your home safe.
- never use a barbecue indoors to cook or provide heat.
|Hyperlinks:||Chimney Safety Institute of America FAQs
National Fire Protection Association Chimney Information
National Fire Protection Association Gas Furnace Flu Information