• Warm and safe at home: Temps drop and bring focus on home heating safety
By Linda Green

Jamarius Tate instructs Betty Parish on the proper use of the fireplace and on how to avoid a house fire. Photo by Linda Green.

The frigid temperatures that hit the CSRA on Tuesday and Wednesday and the bottoming out of temperatures on Monday had fireplaces blazing and heaters turned up to keep homes warm.
The record-low temperatures had a member of the McDuffie County Fire Rescue performing safety checks on a few elderly people in the county. He spoke to them about the use of the fireplace, proper ventilation to avoid the accumulation of carbon monoxide and the proper use of space and kerosene heaters to heat homes.
Jamarius Tate, a firefighter and EMT, performed a welfare check on Betty and Buddy Parish of Margarets Road.
“What the fire department is doing is wonderful,” Betty Parish said. “I think it is good for them to take their time to come out and check homes and do whatever they need to do to make sure that people are safe.”

To read more on this story, see the Wed., Jan. 8, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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