When the temperature drops and families head indoors to escape the cold, improper use of heating equipment can put homes at risk for fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, heating equipment fires account for 18% of all reported home (second behind cooking) and 22% of home fire deaths. Specifically, most home-heating fire deaths (79%) and injuries (66%) and half (52%) of associated direct property damage involved stationary or portable space heaters. “January and February are peak months for home-heating fire deaths,” says John Drengenberg, UL’s consumer safety director. “By taking precautions and making sure you’re using indoor heating sources correctly, you can avoid tragedy while staying warm and fire safe.” To Guard your family from Fire hazards call Delcor Inc. at 252-321-8868!