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Winter is Coming!
Prepare Your Home for the Heating Season

Portable HeaterHeating a house is essential, but can be dangerous if equipment is not maintained and proper precautions are not exercised. These heating tips from the Burnsville Fire Department could save your life and property from disaster. 

  • Portable electric heaters should be kept at least 36 inches away from anything that can burn. These heaters should never be kept on when occupants are gone or sleeping.
  • Chimneys and fireplaces should be checked and cleaned at least once a year by a qualified company. After cleaning ashes from a fireplace, they should be wet down and disposed of in a metal container outside the residence. Never burn trash, charcoal or plastics in your fireplace or wood burning stove as these can overheat and cause a fire.
  • Gas heaters are heaters that are supplied by natural gas, propane, or any other type of petroleum product. These heaters should always be properly vented, cleaned and checked regularly by qualified service technicians. A Carbon Monoxide detector should also be present when using these heaters.

View additional fire safety tips from the Burnsville Fire Department at www.burnsville.org/firesafety.


We Are the Burnsville Fire Department
The Burnsville Fire Department, which also serves as the City's ambulance and emergency medical services provider, protects a community of just over 60,000 residents.

"Everything we are, everything we do, we do for you. Our family protecting yours." 


Take Action in Your Community

You never know when an emergency will arise. Your actions could save a life! Although the Burnsville Fire Department is just a phone call away, it's always a good idea to be prepared and know what to do in an emergency. Take a CPR class, learn first aid, enroll in a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course, join the Mobile Volunteer Network and find additional ways to take action in your community. Whose life could you save?


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BJ Jungmann
BJ Jungmann,
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