Officers situation winter fireplace security reminder
BATAVIA — Officers at Genesee County Emergency Administration Providers are reminding folks to verify their house is protected from fires as winter approaches.
They advocate folks have their furnaces and chimneys professionally serviced. Space residents also needs to ensure that smoke alarm batteries are contemporary and that they’ve carbon monoxide alarms.
Electrical fires are extra widespread in winter than another time, and extension cords typically the trigger, officers stated.
They advocate buying top quality cords and energy strips, whereas by no means plugging a number of cords collectively or hiding cords beneath carpets or rugs.
Kitchen fires additionally improve throughout winter. It’s beneficial folks have a kitchen extinguisher and observe protected cooking.
Above all, folks ought to have an escape plan and observe it with their household.