Safety tips from Yakima Valley Emergency Management


WASHINGTON- Yakima Valley Emergency Management wants you to have some winter heating safety tips.

On a post YVEM posted to their facebook page Sunday here are some reminders for winter heating:

  • Do not turn on stove burners or the oven for heat; this poses a fire hazard and can cause carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Portable space heaters are a good choice to provide more heat
  • Make sure your space heater has an automatic shut-off switch and a non-glowing element
  • Never place a space heater on top of furniture or near water
  • Also keep it at least three feet away from furniture and drapes
  • Never leave children unattended near a space heater.
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