According to the United States Fire Administration, heating equipment is involved in one out of six reported home fires and is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Nearly half of home heating equipment fires are reported during the months of December, January and February. These fires are preventable! Loudoun County Fire and Rescue encourages residents to follow these tips and “Put a Freeze On Winter Fires.”
Most importantly, ensure the smoke alarms in your home are correctly installed and functioning properly. To schedule a free home safety assessment or obtain information regarding our "Put A Finger On It!" free smoke alarm program, visit www.loudoun.gov/smokealarms or call 703-737-8093.