– Turning on the stove for heat is not safe; have at least one of the following heat sources in case the power goes out:
Extra blankets, sleeping bags, and warm winter coats
Fireplace with plenty of dry firewood or a gas log fireplace
Portable space heaters or kerosene heaters
– Check with your local fire department to make sure that kerosene heaters are legal in your area.
– Use electric space heaters with automatic shut-off switches and non-glowing elements.
– Never place a space heater on top of furniture or near water.
– Never leave children unattended near a space heater.
– Keep heat sources at least 3 feet away from furniture and drapes.
– Have the following safety equipment:
Chemical fire extinguisher
Smoke alarm in working order
Carbon monoxide detector
– Never use an electric generator indoors, inside the garage, or near the air intake of your home because of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
– Do not use the generator or appliances if they are wet.
– Do not store gasoline indoors where the fumes could ignite.
– Use individual heavy-duty, outdoor-rated cords to plug in other appliances.