Fireplace Safety

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Patsieann Misiti with the Alexandria Fire Department shares some fire place safety tips.

    Patsieann Misiti

    Patsieann Misiti is the Outreach Specialist for the City of Alexandria Fire Department in Alexandria, Virginia. Her specialty is developing, promoting and implementing Fire & Life Safety Education programs which support the department’s mission of preventing loss of life and property. Patsieann is a member of the National Fire & Life Safety Educators, Virginia Fire & Life Safety Coalition and chairperson of the Alexandria Be Safe Coalition.

    Hi, I am Patsieann Misiti with the Alexandria Fire Department in Alexandria, Virginia. We have been talking today about home heating safety. Now, we are going to talk a little bit about fireplace safety. Here are a few things to remember. First, only burnt, seasoned, treated hardwood and always make sure to open your flue before you start a fire. Never burn any paper or trash because this type of materials could increase the risk of the fire going uncontrollable. Always make sure to close your fireplace screen and keep children, pets and anything else away from the fireplace that you don t want to burn. Once a year, be sure to call an expert and have your fireplace inspected.

    Next, we are going to talk about portable space heaters.