The Trinity County Fire Chiefs Association would like to remind all residents of the importance of Fireplace and Home Heating Fire Safety

More than one-third of Americans use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat sources in their homes. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the fire risks when heating with wood and solid fuels.

Heating fires account for 36% of residential home fires in rural areas every year. Often these fires are due to creosote buildup in chimneys and stovepipes. All home heating systems require regular maintenance to function safely and efficiently.

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) encourages you to practice the following fire safety steps to keep those home fires safely burning. Remember, fire safety is your personal responsibility ... Fire Stops With You!

Keep Fireplaces and Wood Stoves Clean

Safely Burn Fuels

Protect the Outside of Your Home

Protect the Inside of Your Home

The Trinity County Fire Chief’s Association wishes you and your family a Fire Safe and Happy Holiday.