MFRD cold weather tips

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- With frigid temperatures approaching and a freeze warning issued for Mobile, Mobile Fire-Rescue offers a few cold weather tips to help citizens and their families keep warm and safe:

  • When using space heaters, give adequate space (at least 3 feet in all directions) for proper use. NEVER plug space heaters into extension cords or surge protectors.
  • Test in-home smoke alarms/carbon monoxide detectors to ensure working properly.
  • Beware of lit candles.
  • Check chimneys and vents prior to use. Ensure free of debris (leaves, sticks, etc.), which may prevent adequate air flow and exhaust.
  • Call 911 in case of an emergency.

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