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Thursday, December 6, 2012
By John D. Doak, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner
OKLAHOMA CITY – While Oklahoma has experienced some pretty mild weather this Fall, things are about to change. With forecasters predicting a major cold snap coming our way, now is a great time to make sure your home heating system is working properly.
Proper maintenance not only protects your family from avoidable fire dangers, but protects all of Oklahoma from fire disasters and increasing insurance rates. Last year, insurance companies paid out over $90 million in claims for fire-related damages. These simple tips from the Oklahoma City Fire Department will help you protect your family, and your property, as you crank up the heat.
Many fire departments, including Oklahoma City and Tulsa, offer free smoke detectors, batteries and installation to residents who request it. It’s a product that can save your life. With a smoke detector and a little caution, we can all remain safe and healthy during the fall and winter seasons.