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Every year, home heating devices cause a number of fires throughout the city of Edmonton. These simple tips can help keep you and your loved ones safe.

Heating Checklist

  • If you smell gas, leave the building immediately and call 911 for help. You can also call the ATCO Gas emergency line 24 hours a day at 780-420-5585 (Edmonton and area).
  • Maintain a minimum space of 1 metre (3 feet) around furnaces and space heaters.
  • Ensure that space heaters are placed in a stable location protected from accidental contact with children and pets.
  • Plug space heaters directly into the wall. Never use an extension cord.
  • Never leave a space heater unattended.
  • Always keep furnace access covers in place.
  • Be sure to lubricate your furnace fan twice a year. Always use proper oil and turn furnace off prior to removing access cover.
  • Have your heating equipment serviced annually by a certified company.

Fire Talk is information on fire safety and fire prevention, translated into 19 different languages.

For More Information

Fire Prevention

10465 105 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5H 0P5
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am-4:30pm (closed on all weekends and statutory holidays)

Telephone

780-496-3628 (voicemail only)

Email fireprevention@edmonton.ca

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