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Casper Fire-EMS provides winter safety tips

Casper Fire-Ems provides winter safety tips
Casper Fire-Ems provides winter safety tips(Bobbee Russell)
Published: Oct. 28, 2020 at 6:06 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Winter is coming up and Casper Fire-EMS is hoping to prevent fires and keep the community safe this winter.

Dane Andersen, a Casper Fire-EMS public information officer, said he recommends checking smoke detector batteries now or when the time changes on Nov. 1.

“If you have a new smoke alarm that doesn’t have a replaceable battery, test it to make sure it works. Also, make sure everyone in your home including pets knows what to do if it goes off,” Andersen said.

Heaters of any kind could start a fire. “Keep all sources of anything flammable away from where the heat comes out,” Andersen said.

Andersen adds heaters should be inspected by a professional and space heaters should be professionally certified.

“We are talking about places like UL,” Andersen said.

Space heaters could cause a fire if stuff is piled on top of it. It could be dangerous for kids if they get too close.

Wyoming’s cold temperatures can cause pipes to freeze, but there is a way to prevent it.

“The best way to keep pipes from freezing is to maintain a small trickle of water going through the faucet allots,” Andersen said.

He added if community members have any individual questions about winter fire safety they can message their Facebook page.

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