State Fire Marshal Issue Safety Tips for Heating Your Home

Now's a great time to remind everyone how to heat your homes and your families in a safe way!

Posted: Jan 8, 2021 9:34 AM

Cold temps continue across our state and into the weekend with some areas anticipating some wintry precipitation!
Now's a great time to remind everyone how to heat your homes and your families in a safe way!

🛌Place space heaters 3-5 feet from combustible objects like blankets
🔌Plug all heating appliances directly into wall outlets, not power strips or extension cords
♨️Do not use stoves or ovens to heat homes
🔥Don’t overfill fireplaces/wood burning stoves
🕯Do not leave candles/open flames (or space heaters) left unattended
🚨Have working smoke alarms and/CO detectors in your home!

The SFM’s Operation Save-A-Life program partners with local fire departments and districts to provide FREE smoke alarm installations, at any time of the year, for families in need of assistance accessing the critical emergency-alert equipment.
In addition to having working smoke alarms, the SFM also emphasizes the importance of having planned and practiced escape routes for your home that include knowing two ways out of every room.
To register for a free smoke alarm, or learn more about Operation Save-A-Life, visit lasfm.org.

Lafayette
Clear
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Hi: 63° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 43°
New Iberia
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 63° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 45°
Opelousas
Clear
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Hi: 63° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 44°
Abbeville
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 63° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 49°
Jennings
Clear
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Hi: 63° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 45°
New Iberia
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 63° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 45°
Opelousas
Clear
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Hi: 62° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 45°
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