Doña Ana County

DEPARTAMENTO DE INCENDIOS DEL CONDADO PROPORCIONA CONSEJOS PARA PREVENIR INCENDIOS INVERNALES

DEPARTAMENTO DE INCENDIOS DEL CONDADO PROPORCIONA CONSEJOS PARA PREVENIR INCENDIOS INVERNALES

      The Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services Department reminds us that half of home heating fires happen in December, January and February – a majority of them involve heating equipment.

      To help prevent winter fires, keep portable generators outside, away from windows and as far away as possible from your home.  Also consider the following:

Help prevent winter fires.   Ayude a prevenir fuegos.

  • Install and test carbon monoxide alarms, at least once a month.
  • Plug only 1 heat-producing appliance, like a space heater, into an electrical outlet, at a time.
  • Never use an extension cord with a heat-producing appliance.
  • Extension cords should only be used temporarily.

For more information about fire causes, risks and prevention, please visit the National Fire Protection Association, at nfpa.org.

Becoming a volunteer firefighter is a challenging, exciting and rewarding way to better yourself as a person and serve your community.  Fill out an application here:  http://bit.ly/DACfire.

For more information about Doña Ana County, please visit www.donaanacounty.org.

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