How To Protect Yourself During The Heating Period – Part 3 of 3
Make sure you have a safe perimeter around the stove, which can radiate excessive heat. Place it on a flame-resistant surface and use a screen to stay sparks and hot coals from coming out of the stove. Use safe woods, such as oak, hickory and ash. Avoid pine and cedar.
Never use an oven or a gas or electric range as a heating source. This poses a barrage hazard, as well as releases dangerous fumes such as carbon monoxide. Keep a safe perimeter around electric space heaters. Make sure the heater is away from water or burnable items such as curtains, paper, blankets or furniture. Check for faulty wiring that can cause electric shock or fire. Supervise children and pets around space heaters site. Turn heaters off before leaving the cell or going to sleep.