Insight on Safety Tips In The Winter Months

The weather is disrespectful is the normal saying from everyone. Children are excited about the snow and people are trying to stay safe. Our guest will assist us with your winter weather concerns in your home and car. Joining us tonight…

Ben Barksdale-Fire Chief of Department of EMS in Prince Georges County, Maryland

John Townsend-Manager of Public & Government Affairs with AAA Mid Atlantic

Safety Tips

Electric Space Heaters-

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 Buy only heaters evaluated by a nationally recognized laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
  • Check to make sure it has a thermostat control mechanism, and will switch off automatically if the heater falls over.
  • Heaters are not dryers or tables; don’t dry clothes or store objects on top of your heater.
  • Space heaters need space; keep combustibles at least three feet away from each heater.
  • Always unplug your electric space heater when not in use. Turn off at night or whenever you sleep. – – Never use an extension cord with space heaters – plug directly into wall socket.

Using a kerosene heater???  Never refuel indoors.  Remove the kerosene heater outdoors, turn off and wait for it to cool down before refueling and only use the correct type of fuel.

Harold Fisher


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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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