KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Fire Prevention This Winter



Bookmark and Share

If you haven't had your furnace inspected in the past year, you might be living with a fire hazard in your own home.

"We've already had some cold weather and the furnace has been running I'm sure," said Michael Top, Sioux Falls Assistant Fire Marshal.

Winter weather is just getting started.

"And we're coming up to the holiday season, so we're going to see a lot more cooking, baking," said Top.

But if people aren't careful, holiday cooking and indoor heating can be a recipe for a fire.

"Loss of your entire home, loss of all your property, and then the most detrimental would be the loss of a life," said Top.

Top says it's easy to avoid any kind of fire.

"If you're getting those annual inspections by a qualified person to make sure that your equipment is running the way it should run, it should really take care of a lot of things that we see," said Top.

"Keep the area around the furnace and the water heater clean, keep it unobstructed," said Bob Kriese, Waterbury Heating & Cooling Service Manager.

Kriese says he often sees fire hazards around heating devices when he inspects homes.

"Storing flammables around the furnace, water heater, clothes piled up," said Kriese.

It's not just furnaces and water heaters that people need to keep an eye on.

"We're going to start seeing more space heaters being used. So we want to make sure you keep a 3 ft. radius around that heater," said Top.

Top also says now would be a good time to test those smoke alarms.

"A good working smoke alarm, good working carbon monoxide alarms installed in the home," said Top.

Precautions everyone should take this winter to avoid suffering a serious loss.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Jacks Crush Coyotes & Await Playoff Fate  story with video

BROOKINGS, S. D.   --  Needing a win to have a chance at making the FCS ...

World's Largest Pillow Fight In Brookings  story with video

Rivals SDSU and USD went head to head, or rather pillow to pillow Saturday afternoon, as thousands ...

Sisseton Shooting Leaves Four Dead   story with video

Four people are dead and one remains critically injured, after a shooting ...

SF's 1st Ever "Cranksgiving" Kicks Off  Nov. 22

The Push For SD Autism Insurance Reform Laws  story with video  Nov. 22

Fire Dept. Urges Caution With Turkey Fryers  Nov. 22

Group To Address Ditch Mowing Comments  Nov. 22

Health Facilities Office To Hold Event In Pierre  Nov. 22

Gov. Daugaard Urging Safe Holiday Travel  Nov. 22

Oahe Hunt Accommodates Wheelchairs  Nov. 22

Sisseton Homicide Suspect Found Dead  Nov. 22

Gas Prices Staying Low For Upcoming Holidays  story with video  Nov. 21

"Disney Junior Live On Tour!" At Premier Center  Nov. 21

Noem Receives Award From SD Farm Bureau  Nov. 21

Patient Choice Won't Affect ACA Rates This Year  Nov. 21

USD,SDSU Fraternity Chapters Run For Charity  story with video  Nov. 21

History Resurfaces In "Pioneer Girl"   story with video  Nov. 21

Great Bear Opening Limited Runs This Weekend  Nov. 21

Sioux Falls Falls Short On Full Service Hotels  story with video  Nov. 21

Man Sentenced To 75 Years For Home Invasion  Nov. 21

KDLT News Archive
     

Sisseton Homicide Suspect Found Dead

The man believed to be responsible for shooting and killing ...

Sisseton Shooting Leaves Four Dead   story with video

Four people are dead and one remains critically injured, after a ...

The Push For SD Autism Insurance Reform Laws  story with video

One in 68 kids in the United States is living with ...

SF's 1st Ever "Cranksgiving" Kicks Off  Nov. 22

Group To Address Ditch Mowing Comments  Nov. 22

Fire Dept. Urges Caution With Turkey Fryers  Nov. 22

Oahe Hunt Accommodates Wheelchairs  Nov. 22

Gov. Daugaard Urging Safe Holiday Travel  Nov. 22

KDLT News Archive
     

Skyforce Fall To Iowa In Home Opener  story with video

Sioux Falls, SD (Nov. 22, 2014) – The Iowa Energy jumped out to a quick ...

O'Gorman, SF Christian & Warner Take State Volleyball Titles  story with video

Three familiar teams remained (and in one case ...

Dubuque Downs Stampede  story with video

Sioux Falls, SD---The Sioux Falls Stampede saw their two-game winning ...

Augie Men Hold Off Presentation Rally  story with video  Nov. 22

ELITE AT LAST! SMSU Volleyball Wins Central Region  story with video  Nov. 22

Hennen's Lead Minneota/Lincoln HI To State Title  story with video  Nov. 22

Huskers Waste Nate Gerry TD In Loss To Gophers  story with video  Nov. 22

JACKRABBIT STATE: SDSU Dominates USD 37-14  story with video  Nov. 22

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top