Heating Safety

The Biddeford Fire Department wants to alert citizens about the potential dangers posed by home heating units. Here are a few tips for using these units safely.

Here are some general tips:

  • Keep children and pets away from supplementary heating appliances.
  • Never use a space heater overnight in the room where you are sleeping. It should never be left unattended.
  • Place heaters at least three feet away from objects such as bedding, furniture, draperies, and other combustibles.
  • Always follow the manufacturer's instructions in installing, operating, and maintaining your heating appliance.
  • Keep a properly maintained smoke detector on all levels of your home and close to sleeping areas.