- Make sure wood stoves, solid fuel appliances and space heaters are properly installed and used.
- Make sure combustibles are not close to heaters.
- Make sure chimneys and vents are cleaned and inspected at least annually.
- Be aware of snow depth and heights; especially where wall vents are concerned.
- Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
- Is your house number visible to emergency personnel? If we can’t find you, it may delay our response to you in an emergency.
- 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.