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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 Office
10465 - 105 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5H 0P5

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:30pm (Closed on weekends and statutory holidays)


780-496-3628 (voicemail only)


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