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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
As temperatures drop, the Springfield Fire Department reminds citizens to be safe when heating homes. Heating is one of the top causes of residential fires in the Springfield community. Causes include neglected furnace and chimney flue maintenance, improper use of space heaters and electrical malfunction.
Home heating fires are largely preventable when you know the rules. To help keep our community safe and warm this season, SFD recommends the following:
Fire Chief David Pennington also wants to remind citizens of the importance of working smoke alarms.
“It is critical to your safety that you have working smoke alarms in your home. Smoke alarms should be installed on every level of your home, in every bedroom, and outside each sleeping area,” Pennington says.
The Fire Department provides free smoke alarms to Springfield residents. Contact the Fire Department at 417-874-2300 or SFDcrr@springfieldmo.gov to request one.
Media inquiries are directed to the Springfield Fire Department media line at 417-874-2301.