Fire Safety Tips
A greater distance from fire protection
• Don't place the stove in an area of high traffic.
• Keep anything that can catch fire at least 36'' from the stove.
• Don't dry clothing over the stove-clothes can fall and ignite.
• Install your stove in accordance with local regulations and those suggested by the manufacturer.
• Ensure proper ventilation in the house.
• Avoid placing ashes near combustible materials before you're are certain all burning embers are out.
• Inspect and clean the stove, chimney connector, and chimney at least once a year.
• Check twice monthly for creosote buildup in your chimney connector and chimney.
• Never use or store flammable liquids, especially gasoline, in the vicinity of the stove.
• Burn only seasoned wood-green wood burns inefficiently and causes a buildup of creosote.
• Be aware of the dangers of CO poisoning, which can occur due to incomplete combustion in your wood stove, furnace, or appliances. CO detectors are available in stores.
Our community's excellent fire fighting force and equipment will be of no avail to you should your home and/or property be inaccessible to them. Make sure your driveway remains unobstructed!
Your driveway should be at least 20' wide to accommodate emergency equipment. It is also necessary to have 13'6" of vertical clearance, as well. Any bridges or culverts in your drive should be approved by the fire department.
Turning radius and driveway gradient must also meet with fire department approval.
• Test your detector at least once a month.
Home Fire Drills
• Avoid burning on windy days or during dry spells.