Space heaters offer a portable and relatively affordable means of taking the chill out of small spaces. But portable heaters are also a significant source of home fires each year.
Homeowners with a wood-burning fireplace or solid fuel stove or insert can protect your property and your family by having a qualified professional inspect and clean your chimney at least annually. Maintaining a chimney through an annual inspection and cleaning is critical, especially as winter approaches and temperatures drop.
Home heating fires are the second leading cause of home fire deaths after cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Fireplaces, chimneys and flues account for a significant number of home heating fires.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has mandated that certain commercial vehicles use an electronic logging device (ELD) instead of paper logbooks. Previously announced regulations that took effect in December 2017 will be strictly enforced effective April 1, 2018.
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