December 29, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Space Heater Safety Tips

As temperatures dip into the single digits, people will often supplement their home heating by using space heaters. Home heating is the second-leading cause of fires in the United States, and space heaters account for one-third of those fires. The key to utilizing space heaters safely is to make sure to follow a few simple rules:

For more information, contact: Assistant Fire Chief Randy Villines, (417) 864-1527.

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Springfield Fire Department

830 Boonville Ave., P.O. Box 8368, Springfield, MO 65801
417-864-1500 • FAX: 417-864-1505 • springfieldmo.gov/fire