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NFPA safety tip sheet: portable fireplaces
Download a free tip sheet on portable fireplace safety. Indoor and outdoor portable ethanol burning fireplaces have become more popular in recent years. The fuel, device and open flame can be dangerous though.
NFPA 211: Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances

NFPA 211 reduces fire hazards by ensuring the safe removal of flue gases, the proper installation of solid fuel-burning appliances, and the correct construction and installation of chimneys, fireplaces, and venting systems.
NFPA Community tool kit: Heating, Article (fireplaces)
NFPA safety tip sheet: gel fuel warning
Download a free warning on gel fuels used in firepots, personal fireplaces, and patio torches.
Tragic Columbus Fire Reinforces the Importance of Working Smoke Alarms
A Columbus, OH family of four lost their lives to an early morning fire this past weekend, caused by embers from their fireplace igniting nearby flammable materials. According to news report, while the home had smoke alarms, investigators found that the…
Despite improvement, home fires involving heating equipment remain a concern
A newly-released NFPA report estimates that home heating equipment was responsible for just over 48,500 home fires each year between 2014 and 2018, and that these fires caused an estimated 500 civilian deaths, 1,350 civilian injuries, and $1.1 billion in…
Heating equipment is the leading cause of home fires between December and February, with one-fifth of all home heating fires occurring in January
Home heating equipment is the leading cause of U.S. home fires during the months of December, January and February, when nearly half (48 percent) of all U.S. home heating equipment fires occur. January is the leading month for home heating fires;…
NFPA Community tool kit: Heating, Print ad (wood stoves)
Download this quarter page print ad to share general rules on wood stoves.
Winter storms and portable generators: How to reduce your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning
The winter months (Dec – Feb) are the leading months for home fires, with many of these fires caused by cooking, heating, and holiday decorations such as lights, candles, and Christmas trees. Winter storms, bringing snow, heavy rains, and high winds, also…
Texas winter storm contributes to tragic fires and CO poisoning
The massive winter storm and resulting power outages in Texas have contributed to home fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, and other tragedies as millions of people work to stay warm, keep rooms lit, and prevent pipes from freezing. Unfortunately, news…
NFPA Journal, NFPA 101 In Compliance, Summer 2021
The Life Safety Code and carbon monoxide requirements
NFPA public education resource: Heating, Sparky says stay safe and warm this winter
It’s winter! The days are shorter, the outside temperature is lower, and in some places it’s cold, icy, and snowy. No matter where you live, winter brings a change in season and a time to think about home-heating safety. NFPA has developed the following safety tips and fun family activity to help you stay safe this winter.
Heating safety tip sheet | NFPA
With a few simple safety tips and precautions, you can prevent most heating fires from happening. Download the NFPA heating safety tip sheet today.
Winter fire safety preparation checklist (Spanish / Español) | NFPA
Download a free checklist in Spanish to get ahead of the winter freeze and stay safe over the heating season. Anticípese a las heladas de invierno.
NFPA infographic - Put a freeze on winter fires
Home fires occur more in winter than in any other season. As you stay cozy and warm this winter, be fire smart!
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