New Orleans Fire Department provides heat safety tips

By WBOK Staff

Friday, January 21, 2022

The New Orleans Fire Department released the following safety guidance ahead of cold weather conditions this weekend.


• Best level of protection installs in every bedroom and every bedroom hallway on every floor.

• Minimum protection installs smoke alarms outside bedrooms and on every floor.

• DO NOT install smoke alarms in the kitchen or bathroom.

• Test the batteries monthly.

• Keep smoke alarms away from air vents.

• Place smoke alarms at least 4 to 6 inches away from walls and corners.


• Use heaters only in well-ventilated rooms.

• Place heaters where they will not be knocked over easily.

• Do not use heaters to dry clothing or other items.

• Keep heaters at a safe distance from curtains, furniture and all combustibles.

• Do not leave children alone with space heaters on. An adult should always be present when a space heater is in use.

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