Firefighters don't like space heaters
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 02:28:58 GMT —
Battalion Chief Keith Ambrose with the Albany Fire Department says firefighters don't like space heaters because residents put themselves at risk without even knowing it.
Space heaters may be a way to save money but they can also bring danger, just like a gas heater, when used the wrong way. Chief Ambrose said, "if you do plug them in try to plug them in to a circuit when they're by themselves because they pull a heavy ampridge, don't plug them into the extension cord and make an extension cord a real long lay with it because it will cause the extension cord to heat up and break down and cause a fire."
Ambrose adds there isn't one specific type of heater that's safe because they could all be a menace if they're not used properly.
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