Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services
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Joseph F. Williams
COMMISSIONER

John G. Jordan Sr.
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER

Edward Springer
CHIEF FIRE MARSHAL

PO Box 127
Yaphank, New York 11980
Main (631) 852-4855
Fax  (631) 852-4861
Evenings & Weekends: (631) 852-4815

Space Heaters and Fire Safety Tips

1. Space Heater Safety:

· Keep all combustibles at least 36 inches from heating sources.Space Heaters

· Ensure that your unit has tip over protection.

· Always plug Electric heaters directly into a wall outlet. Avoid the use of extension cords.

· Do not place heaters where it is possible for small children to fall against them & receive a contact burn.

· Always turn off space heaters before leaving the room or going to bed.

· Make sure heater is placed on a level and dry surface.

 

2. Extension Cords:

· Ensure all electrical cords and plugs are in good working condition.

· Be careful not to overload any electrical outlets, extension cords or power strips.

· Always check the cord rating to ensure the right size cord is being used.

· Do not cover power cords with area or throw rugs.

3. General Fire Safety:

· Smoke Alarms - Test your alarms monthly & never remove batteries for other uses.

· Evacuation Plans - Know how to operate all the latches of doors & windows.

· Candle Safety - Never leave burning candles unattended or near anything that can catch fire.

· Matches & other fire starting appliances should be kept out of the reach of small children.

· Practice evacuation of home with family members-E.D.I.T.H (Exit Drills in the Home).

 
For more Fire Safety Information visit the Suffolk County Fire Marshal's Office