Furnaces and boilers should be serviced and inspected by a technician annually to ensure efficient operation and fire safety. Furnace filters changed and all intake and exhaust terminations free and clean of obstructions like trees and bushes.
All smoke detectors should be tested, and batteries changed. Additionally newer codes require carbon monoxide detectors be in every home and on every floor of a home which has a Carbon monoxide producing device. As example Gas furnaces and boilers, gas stoves, clothes dryers oil boilers and all fireplaces
In the event of power loss never use a gas grill in a garage or place a generator within ten feet of the home.
Place all fireplace ashes in metal containers and place at least ten feet from the home
Lithium Ion batteries are in your home and can be very dangerous if not treated correctly. They are in most devices that contain rechargeable batteries like robot vacuums, your cell phones, e bikes as examples. Disposing of these batteries must never be done in the regular trash. The Kingston Fire Department and the Kingston Facilities Department will help any citizen dispose of these batteries in a safe and appropriate manor.