General Safety Tips

  1. Make sure wood stoves, solid fuel appliances and space heaters are properly installed and used.
  2. Make sure combustibles are not close to heaters.
  3. Make sure chimneys and vents are cleaned and inspected at least annually.
  4. Be aware of snow depth and heights; especially where wall vents are concerned.
  5. Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  6. Is your house number visible to emergency personnel? If we can’t find you, it may delay our response to you in an emergency.
  7. Are you prepared for a storm or power outage? Do you have enough food and water for a couple days? How about warm clothes or safe heating equipment?

For more information or help with any of the above contact your Fire Department at (207) 372-8581 or visit the Knox County Emergency Management Agency website or call them at (207) 594-5155.